Tonight, I listened

by Hazel Dulay

I closed my eyes and listened

To the hum of million sleeping minds

To the tiresome sonata of crickets and frogs

To the crack of the parting moon and sun

To the infinite moments the youth shares

To the silent prayers of saints and sinners

To the imminent goodbyes of broken lovers

To the clash of cowardliness and words left unspoken

To the mocking sheet of lonesomeness on my bed

To the whips of every broken promise you said

To the whisper of goodbye I never heard

To the shattering sound that my heart made

18 Comments to “Tonight, I listened”

  1. many will understand your words…
    you painted a picture of sadness in broken hearts……..
    )0(

  2. I love the rhyme and the sentiment… the last verse is my favourite 🙂

    • Hi, reikiheidi! Thank you so much! The last verse is kind of hard because I cannot seem to put into words what I really feel.

      • Well I think you did a good job! It’s hard to ‘explain’ or paint in words our feelings, to evoke in others what we feel and how we feel it… but you certainly have ‘evoked’ 🙂

  3. This is fabulous!

    The last line so powerful.

    Christibe!

    • Aww. Thank you so much! I was worried about the last line because it didn’t sound great for me but thanks to you for finding it powerful! 🙂

  4. Reblogged this on Teacher as Transformer and commented:
    It is incredible what I hear when I close my eyes and listen.

  5. There are so many great lines and images in this poem. Of all the poems I’ve read, this is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing it.
    Russ

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