Disturbed Silence

Inspired by the music of Simon & Garfunkel

Morrigan Harker

 

Hello darkness, my old friend

It’s good to be with you again

Because the visions haunt me still

And I fear they will never

Leave me alone—

But do they come to me

Or do I let them in?

Those questions without answers

Still remain

As tears mingle with silence

 

Most nights I sleep but do not rest,

Merely waiting for the dawn,

I lie awake with restless dreams

Of running feet and broken teeth

And the fears that plague me

Day and night

Of what I know will not hurt me,

But what if they would?

 

Some nights the dreams

Refuse to arrive,

But Rest didn’t get the message

To cover their shift—

I am left to stew

In a debate with myself.

The questions that will

Never be answered,

Even when I cry them out

To the empty ceiling,

And they echo in silence.

 

In the naked light of day, I know

That only I can break the silence

But with the darkness, I can’t see

The light of a musical dawn

And I wonder:

Because the darkness is

All I’ve ever known,

Do I fear what morning will bring,

Even if it will give me light

And end my purgatory

Of silence?

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s