Home   Home

Sipario

by Leah Laiben

The saddest song ever sung
was by a boy with eyes the color of chocolate
wide and wonderful
rich
like his soul.

Haunting notes hung in the air long after the melody had ended
heavy is a heart that doesn't beat in time
heavy are the burdens left this way.

Measures after measure, year after year
staccatoed only by babies, mortgages, and time
masterfully legato into a mutually exclusive binary piece.

In a deep crescendo of silence, both subdued and grandiose
there is no more to hear

no words

no music

no goodbye.

08/08/2009

Posted on 08/08/2009
Copyright © 2021 Leah Laiben

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 08/09/09 at 03:05 AM

You have made this deep silence heard in elegant terms. I love stanza two.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 03/17/15 at 08:49 PM

Very nice also. staccatoed only by babies, mortgages, and time masterfully legato into a mutually exclusive binary piece. Love this line, but the whole poem as well.

Return to the Previous Page
 

pathetic.org Version 7.3.2 May 2004 Terms and Conditions of Use 0 member(s) and 2 visitor(s) online
All works Copyright © 2021 their respective authors. Page Generated In 0 Second(s)