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Sound of Silence

Catastrophe is my duration disseminating destruction. Confusion is my interval factoring mistakes’ integral.

Sound of Silence


Stillness is my sound
touching all those around.

Worry is my pitch
tugging hearts like a hitch.

Dread is my timbre
coloring life with its genre.

Fear is my intensity
amplifying reaction’s propensity.

Catastrophe is my duration
disseminating destruction.

Confusion is my interval
factoring mistakes’ integral.

Choices are my dynamics
waltzing horrors and comics.

Time is my crescendo
translating my lines’ innuendo.

Reflection is my decrescendo
revisiting things you can’t undo.

Clarity is my octave
writing your decisions on a stave.

Circumstance is my accent
spelling your rise or descent.

Abeyance is my ambiance
bidding your conscience
to contemplate my sound- silence.

Author’s Notes:

By contrasting elements of sound to those of silence and mixing them with the cognitive and emotional processes of decision making in symbolism, the piece Sound of Silence came to life. Silence is very loud depending on the circumstances and decisions that unravel during and after silence. Silence in short, reveals what was unsaid and of course sifts those who deserve to stay from those who don’t in our lives.


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Pasithea Chan
Pasithea is a budding Lebanese Filipino impressionist who enjoys writing poetry in symbolism laced with philosophy and psychology. Given her legal background having worked as legal and risk management consultant in MENA and the far east; she also writes legal and academic articles. Her creative writing has been read on several podcasts and radios and was featured in several magazines and anthologies including: Envision Arts, Rigorous, Fevers of the Mind, Osprey's Empire, Voices of the Real and Suicide. Having written 2500+ poems and more than 12 short stories; Pasithea writes in various styles but prefers pieces that have double meanings to allow a reader to delve deeper into her works.
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