Writing – SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:31:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://i1.wp.com/silenciobarnes.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/cropped-sb-logo.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Writing – SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net 32 32 SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Writing – SilencioBarnes SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Writing – SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/ TV-G 100525399 Realizing You Are a Poet https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-poetry/realizing-you-are-a-poet/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-poetry/realizing-you-are-a-poet/#respond Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:00:47 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5154 People often tell me they cannot write poetry. They say they do not know how. They say they do not think that way…whatever “that way” is. These people are wrong. If you think you cannot write poetry, here is proof you definitely can. Poetry Is Not What You Think It Is Poetry isn’t one thing. There’s a dictionary definition, of course, but that doesn’t encompass all of what poetry is. The definition of poetry is also a prime candidate for subjective or personal interpretation. For example, my definition of poetry goes something like this: Poetry is condensed language Think about […]

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The Memory of Trees https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-memory-of-trees/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-memory-of-trees/#respond Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:19:30 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=6305 The Memory of Trees One day, the girl came back to the tree, as she always did. This tree, it knew her. It sensed that, even though there were changes, this was still the same girl. It always was. “Do you remember me?” the tree asked, in its way, with a slow wave of its leaves. Of course, the girl did not hear the tree. However, she saw that slight shudder of its foliage. Additionally, she saw how that almost indiscernible movement caused a single ray of light to quietly, quickly, and sneakily peek between the tree’s crown. It made […]

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One Sunapple St. https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/one-sunapple-st/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/one-sunapple-st/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2015 21:26:52 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5708 One Sunapple St. I asked you for an apple You asked me for the sun Knowing outside of metaphors I couldn’t give you one You asked me for a miracle Right when I turned to run And against all odds I Turned around and somehow gave you one I ate my tasty apple You said I was the sun You reached for it then blamed me When the heat burned on your tongue Sometimes we unravel Our work becomes undone And sometimes we are stunned to find The work has just begun Sometimes you’re my apple Sometimes you’re my sun […]

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Lonely Thought Island https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/lonely-thought-island/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/lonely-thought-island/#respond Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:38:03 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5665 Lonely Thought Island Lonely thoughts floating In a bright sea of people Another island More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Facebook Poetry by Silencio Barnes The Original Facebook Post for Lonely Thought Island November 23, 2013 Lonely thoughts floatingIn a bright sea of peopleAnother island Posted by Silencio Barnes on Friday, November 22, 2013

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Waking from the Dream https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/waking-from-the-dream/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/waking-from-the-dream/#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2015 04:48:53 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5609 Waking from the Dream Waking up is hard The hibernation starts with the realization The realization that nothing is as it was supposed to be With the job lost, the failed loves, those inconvenient and pesky things Emotions Then the news says death By ingestion, breathing, walking a certain way And it’s all true, all of it So, sleep Sleep through it all Expecting to be awakened by that alarm clock called Change However, when sleep, opportunities pass, and change recedes in direct correlation to how many of those chances go untaken Maybe while sleep a dream creates a warning […]

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Popular Gay Rap Songs Are On the Horizon https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/popular-gay-rap-songs-horizon/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/popular-gay-rap-songs-horizon/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:25:26 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=5038 There’s always been a stigma attached to gay people in the hip-hop community. But the times, they are a-changin. With people becoming more and more relaxed with the idea of gay people in our midst (mind you, they’ve ALWAYS been there), we’re seeing more of them come out. Sports figures are talking about it, musicians are talking about it, celebrities have been talking about it. But what about the rappers? There’s always been rumors of gay rappers. In fact, almost every rapper that’s achieved any kind of success, has been accused of homosexuality. But what about the future? Given the […]

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Should I just post raw thoughts? https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/just-post-raw-thoughts/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/just-post-raw-thoughts/#respond Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:27:14 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=5031 Had a conversation on Facebook about how I’ve posted whole essays there, but haven’t posted anything to my blog. The person who I was talking to, Niels, suggested that I just add text here and worry about all the background processes later. To consider them as editing, but let the raw text stand.   So, I’ll make an effort to do that, since this blog hasn’t gotten much love from me in quite a while. I keep planning all this stuff for it…and then I get lazy. I never know what to put here. So I guess I’ll just start […]

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Amongst the Satyrs https://silenciobarnes.net/music/amongst-the-satyrs/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/amongst-the-satyrs/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2013 09:08:33 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=4736 Amongst the Satyrs This rap music track started as an impromptu text freestyle on Facebook last year – It came after a long time of me not writing anything new and I was a little surprised by it. The rhyme scheme and patterns were not typical of me, most notably repeated rhymes (something I always hated!). But I found that this style is what came out of me naturally…I suppose I’ve changed. I like this track because of the way it’s worded. The style of it has carried over to everything I’ve written since. As usual, I can’t really speak […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/music/amongst-the-satyrs/feed/ 0 Amongst the Satyrs This rap music track started as an impromptu text freestyle on Facebook last year – It came after a long time of me not writing anything new and I was a little surprised by it. The rhyme scheme and patterns were not typical of me, Amongst the Satyrs

This rap music track started as an impromptu text freestyle on Facebook last year – It came after a long time of me not writing anything new and I was a little surprised by it. The rhyme scheme and patterns were not typical of me, most notably repeated rhymes (something I always hated!). But I found that this style is what came out of me naturally…I suppose I’ve changed.
I like this track because of the way it’s worded. The style of it has carried over to everything I’ve written since. As usual, I can’t really speak for the mixing or the mastering…if you can make it sound better, PLEASE, do so!
This is also the song that launched the tiny bit of love that I now get on SoundCloud. It got a few people interested in my other songs. I forgot whose beat it is that I’m rhyming over. One of those industry dudes, I’m sure you probably know better than me. When I remember, I’ll update the post.
Lyrics for “Amongst the Satyrs”
When it comes to this I’m sick – throwing up bars
I’m the shit and the piss that you find behind bars – that’s nasty
Like old pornograph stars
I’m the chase D’s hate, ca-ca-calling all cars
I’m calling all gods, to bear witness as I spit it
Dismiss em with regards
Realign your recall, when you gifted by my vision
Redefine the rewards
Realign then reform
These songs turn Mensa members retard
I got hammers for thick domes, the lyrics so unerring
Split thighs with these poems
Competition caught the vapors
The wind blew unexpected now I’m chasing after paper
Harvester and maker
Iller than a cancer victim cursing his creator (Damn you God!)
This ain’t a caped crusader caper
Life don’t show me love so it’s on my list of haters
The light ain’t on my side so it’s on my list of traitors
My wings don’t get me high so I walk amongst the satyrs
— Give me the cake, you can keep the cream
I stand alone, I don’t need a team
I’m a standing stone nobody backing me
I’m a Superman without the Justice League
To set it off properly, I vandalize your property
I’m sending in the young gods, tell em it’s a shopping spree
— You forget I’m from the old guard, true indeed
Hanging in your front yard like a willow tree
I’m still the better the man how could you not agree
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"Our" Sacrifice https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/our-sacrifice/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/our-sacrifice/#respond Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:18:54 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=4713 “Our” Sacrifice poetry by Silencio Barnes She demanded that I cut open my shell and let drip my burning soul onto her frigid altar The steam, she said, that arises from such a conflagration would rekindle that imaginary, burning, thing that we thought we had lost so long ago She hands me the knife, for no sacrifice is sacred unless done by one’s own hand We both held our breath as I raised the blade to Our neck And once again, as before the sharp edge pierces only her And she bleeds And I, with impassive serenity, walk away, as […]

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“Our” Sacrifice
poetry by Silencio Barnes
She demanded that I cut open my shell
and let drip my burning soul
onto her frigid altar
The steam, she said, that arises
from such a conflagration
would rekindle that imaginary, burning, thing
that we thought we had lost
so long ago
She hands me the knife,
for no sacrifice is sacred
unless done by one’s own hand
We both held our breath
as I raised the blade to Our neck
And once again, as before
the sharp edge pierces only her
And she bleeds
And I, with impassive serenity,
walk away, as I have before
to leave her (bleeding out)
Her wounds will heal,
though I will provide no aide
So the scars: puckered, pulsating and fierce
shall remain
She will live, that we may play
this game, once again
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SB Retro: Balancing My Essence (StreetsTurnRed) https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-balancing-my-essence-streetsturnred/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-balancing-my-essence-streetsturnred/#respond Sun, 27 Jan 2013 09:58:13 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3626 This retro track is really a mashup of two different little freestyles of mines. I broke em up and changed/rewrote four bars into a chorus. As usual, my language, especially in the first verse, should be your biggest clue that this is indeed an old track 🙂 As far as my rap music goes, this tracks has more of a hood feel to it. You know, that mix of gunspeak, braggadocio and that all important dash of ignorance 🙂 The beat has changed a few times as I was never quite satisfied with how it sounded. I eventually settled on […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-balancing-my-essence-streetsturnred/feed/ 0 This retro track is really a mashup of two different little freestyles of mines. I broke em up and changed/rewrote four bars into a chorus. As usual, my language, especially in the first verse, should be your biggest clue that this is indeed an old tra... retro track is really a mashup of two different little freestyles of mines. I broke em up and changed/rewrote four bars into a chorus. As usual, my language, especially in the first verse, should be your biggest clue that this is indeed an old track 🙂 As far as my rap music goes, this tracks has more of a hood feel to it. You know, that mix of gunspeak, braggadocio and that all important dash of ignorance 🙂

The beat has changed a few times as I was never quite satisfied with how it sounded. I eventually settled on this Kanye West beat from his song We Major (feat Nas) off of his Late Registration album. There’s just something magical about the beat to me. And Kanye killed it (see video below:) — I also added some links to the instrumental itself on youtube at the end of this post.

Lyrics to “Balancing My Essence”
Streets turn red, newly dead blood staining the earth
Me and the glock newly wed, honey moon on your turf
And when we pump seed is spread, unto death she gives birth
Once on the block now the feds keeping niggas dispersed
White chalk outlining where your feelings was hurt
You not hard stop trying you should try on a skirt
I’ll give you bras and some panties put you pussies to work
Get that money, bring it back before I put you in dirt
Grown men out here acting like some women that flirt
With any shovel that’ll digga em just to water they thirst
They all bitches, turn to kittens when the beast on the lurk
I’ll click it and I’ll clack it leave your features reversed
And y’all ain’t getting what I’m spending y’all get money in spurts
And I ain’t giving what I’m getting I ain’t being coerced
I got a mind of my own so keep your mind on your own
And keep your eyes off the throne cause I’ll be seated there first
Balancing my essence to show you my luminescence
Mind equals weapon, protects me from evil blessings
Blow smoke into the nexus, contestants, they shouldn’t test it
Immaculate conception kills all of your second guessing
In less than three seconds I can load and split bastards
Fatal kiss tragic, bomb my tag on your casket
My rap elastic, stretch, covers ears like plastic
Keeps the freshness sealed in your thoughts when I rap it
Fuck ya weak production, built in automatic function
I transform with arm and gat conjunction
Keep the cannon tucked in
The gun bust leaden tears for those lost and hopeless, the barrel is the focus
The barrel is the focus, no matter what the choice is you made it when you spoke it
So take it like a man when those choices leave you choking
Leave you bleeding where you stand but you don’t really need to know this
Do you really need a notice? Back down or get clapped
Back up and refocus
Man up or be found man down with two open
Wounds, one head, one heart, and so broken
Balancing my essence to show you my luminescence
Mind equals weapon, protects me from evil blessings
Blow smoke into the nexus, contestants, they shouldn’t test it
Immaculate conception kills all of your second guessing


For More SB Retro Tracks, check out these links:

* SB Retro: New Old Music by SilencioBarnes
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SB Retro: Vagrant Story – PlaceWhereYouDie https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-vagrant-story-placewhereyoudie/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-vagrant-story-placewhereyoudie/#comments Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:05:08 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3609 Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die) SB Retro: Vagrant Story (PlaceWhereYouDie) by SilencioBarnes Rap and Hip Hop Music by SilencioBarnes – unsorted and various About Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die) Yup, another old retro track. Vagrant Story is yet another song about the hood…more or less 🙂 As far as any of my rap music goes, you can tell this one is old just by the language I use. I recorded to the beat of the Money, Cash, Hoes song by Jay-Z (featuring DMX and produced by Swizz Beats) from his Hard Knock Life album. The title comes from an […]

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Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die)

SB Retro: Vagrant Story (PlaceWhereYouDie) by SilencioBarnes
Rap and Hip Hop Music by SilencioBarnes – unsorted and various


About Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die)
Yup, another old retro track. Vagrant Story is yet another song about the hood…more or less 🙂 As far as any of my rap music goes, you can tell this one is old just by the language I use. I recorded to the beat of the Money, Cash, Hoes song by Jay-Z (featuring DMX and produced by Swizz Beats) from his Hard Knock Life album. The title comes from an old Playstation RPG of the same name.
My favorite part of this track? The first 4 bars of the second verse. Mainly because they are lyrics I added/rewrote recently to fill out the verse. They let me know that my style and way of thinking is vastly different than when I originally wrote this song — “You can look for the answers, through the hood’s many layers, to who’s to blame for this game that turned us all into players. And you’ll find that the answers come in too many flavors. Shrug ya shoulders and move on cuz the answers can’t save us.”
Lyrics for Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die)
I pray to the lord, but I don’t follow the faith
I hate swine, I push they fuckin brains outta they face
I’m from the ville, full warfare, 11 paces
Arm ya castles, the siege take place, alert ya masons
It’s the basics, they gonna hate until you make it
We speak ghetto language, trapped in the gutter’s matrix
Corrupt bangers, beware of danger, gunslinger with the anger
You meet your makers, die over papers
Or burn in hell, rapture, my presence is felt
You talking to a legend nigga pardon yourself
I desire wealth, end your health, make you sick of the lead
No dying in bed, throw the dirt over your head
Drown in your grave, swim nigga pound against waves
Make you a slave – to the flow, follow it’s ways
Swallow the gauge, my minds a trap stuck in a maze
Track runners need to stick to they place, or stay out the race
The place where you die —
Kids run wild no tears in they eyes, no fear for they lives
They play in the dark where the sun don’t shine
A passion for crime and a lust to survive — the place where you die
The place where you die —
Kids run wild no tears in they eyes, no fear for they lives
They play in the dark where the sun don’t shine
A passion for crime and a lust to survive — the place where you die
You can look for the answer through the hood’s many layers
To who’s to blame for this game that turned us all into players
And you’ll find that the answer comes in too many flavors
Shrug ya shoulders and move on cuz the answers can’t save us
Everyday till this world is over, fuck being sober
Can’t take the pain, cock the folder, death of a soldier
I think like I’m playing poker, skin color mocha
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SB Retro: FeelinDaHigh https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-feelindahigh/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-feelindahigh/#comments Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:35:37 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3607 SB Retro: FeelinDaHigh Another old track. This song is a little more personal than my usual rap music fare. I’ve had it floating around for a while along with others. This one is called FeelinDaHigh or Feeling the High depending on how I’m feeling 🙂 A previous fan of this song (in the past) told me he didn’t like this version because I cleaned it up too much. His reasoning was that I washed out too much of the pain that was in the original track by doing that. I think his nostalgia is just talking. I’ll add the original […]

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Another old track. This song is a little more personal than my usual rap music fare. I’ve had it floating around for a while along with others. This one is called FeelinDaHigh or Feeling the High depending on how I’m feeling 🙂 A previous fan of this song (in the past) told me he didn’t like this version because I cleaned it up too much. His reasoning was that I washed out too much of the pain that was in the original track by doing that. I think his nostalgia is just talking. I’ll add the original to this post when I find it. I’ll let you decide (yes…all 2.6 of you:)
The beat is from an instrumental album of french beats I found a long time ago. I never heard the original song before. It heavily samples Sister Sledge‘s song “Next Time You’ll Know” —

See a live version here
I be, feeling the high when I drift through the skies
You can see the pain drip from my eyes
When the thing blows – everything turns black and he dies
A bitter life, on track to deprive, I pray mommy survives
 
Through the glass dick her past is revived
No childhood, a child with a child tween her thighs
She was only fifteen; my pops stepped on the scene
A hustler you can tell by his lean
 
He was only seventeen tryna get in some jeans
I lust for all the bread, all the cheese in-between
Pardon me but I’m getting too deep
I try to hold back the tears but I come from the streets
 
Where the gutter nightmares rock you gently to sleep
Although the hurting’s on the surface, try to keep it discreet
This is real life; guns, bitches, drama and beef
Desert birds, hawks, llamas and thieves – roll trauma in leaves
 
 
Ain’t it fucked up how god be treating niggas?
My whole life was like a bleak December everyday was night that I remember
I spark a blunt and dream of sweeter times but life is bitter
I do my dirt and write my lines and hope that times get better
 
I played my cards and flipped em over but I got the jester
Life is heavy like a mountain death is light as feathers
It’s to the point where niggas sacrifice their fam for cheddar
Never, I’d rather put the gun to my head and dream forever
 
 
A little something about me? Well, I’m kinda different
I grew up watching my moms fixing in the kitchen
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SB Retro: Spit Bombs https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-spit-bombs/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-spit-bombs/#comments Wed, 12 Dec 2012 04:27:04 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3539 SB Retro: Spit Bombs About the Song “Spit Bombs” Spit Bombs is just a really old track I did back in the day. For some reason, to this day, many still consider it some of my best stuff despite it only really being something of a freestyle. Many will recognize the beat from Missy’s Hot Boyz remix featuring Nas (Eve and Q-Tip too). As far as my rap music goes, I do think the lyrics of this track are a good example of just what my style was about at the time. Lyrics to “Spit Bombs” Every time I speak on, […]

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About the Song “Spit Bombs”
Spit Bombs is just a really old track I did back in the day. For some reason, to this day, many still consider it some of my best stuff despite it only really being something of a freestyle. Many will recognize the beat from Missy’s Hot Boyz remix featuring Nas (Eve and Q-Tip too). As far as my rap music goes, I do think the lyrics of this track are a good example of just what my style was about at the time.
Lyrics to “Spit Bombs”
Every time I speak on, everybody be calm
Every time I spit bombs, everybody be gone
Every second, every minute, every day I live it
In every written lyric, you can hear it when I spit it
Obsidian skies, the night thick like Patricia’s thighs
The knife hit, made his side split, how easy he died
This life is not so nice you could end up inside
A dark ditch, or a nice pit or buried alive
I might just be the last thing you see through them eyes
The hood’ll rob a dude without taking a dime
But all I wanna do is spark spliffs, deliver these lines
Till you bleeding from the mind, science hidden in rhyme
The savannahs full of lions, if you sheep better hide
Cause them cats be on the creep, if you sleep better rise
This the Streets mufucka, either ride or divide
And if you don’t ride you gone fall or crash into .9’s
Where niggas bust off and pump raw and cash in they lives
Over drug wars and dumb whores be leeching them dry
But we lust more we tote arms we learn to get by
But still we want yours, so come off, or learn to survive
Fuck a sports car, the hoop ride be doing me fine
My niggas hold more than drug stores wherever we ride
Some dudes’ll talk or they’ll joke, dog don’t let em get fly
Treat they face like a baseball, or cut em like the blade through that base raw
Face off, don’t ever rely
Cause your best man’ll take off and leave you to die
See through these eyes, and see what I see when I’m high
Or be how I be when I find
That just by speaking my mind
Or being bold when it isn’t time
Or being told that I can’t, when I can in fact without even trying
I learned that I’m simply divine, you feel me?
Every time I speak on, everybody be calm
Every time I spit bombs, everybody be gone
Every second, every minute, every day I live it
In every written lyric, you can hear it when I spit it
For More SB Retro Tracks, check out these links:

* SB Retro: New Old Music by SilencioBarnes
* SB Retro: FeelinDaHigh
* SB Retro: Vagrant Story – PlaceWhereYouDie

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Dear Ignorance https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/dear-ignorance/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/dear-ignorance/#respond Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:38:27 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3495 Dear Ignorance, Without going into detail Without sounding feeble We shall say the fact remains that We are different people You ignore my words as if my Slang makes me less equal So what makes you believe that I Would give you a sequel Goodbye, adieu, we live and die Good day, I say, goodbye Without sounding too contentious You are too relentless In your actions, deeds and thoughts Your rationale is senseless You raise flags of moral right But only you bear witness I will not bow, nor salute nor Make your faults my mistress Goodbye, adieu, we live […]

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1/2Remembered Works and Social Statuses https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/half-remembered-works-and-social-statuses/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/half-remembered-works-and-social-statuses/#respond Sat, 17 Nov 2012 20:54:03 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3492 Blogging My Interests I consume a ton of media. I mean…like a hell of a lot. Movies, books, television shows, podcasts, anime and various other things. The problem is, I always want to write about them, but never have the time. Many times, I will even start an article but never finish it. So it just sits there, but when I’m ready to work on it, I find that I no longer remember a lot about it other than my general impression. As an example, this site has many articles that have sat around, some for years, and they are […]

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All Purpose Blogging – Should it Be Done? https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/all-purpose-blogging-should-it-be-done/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/all-purpose-blogging-should-it-be-done/#respond Mon, 03 Sep 2012 10:26:25 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3415 In all honesty, I find it hard to reconcile my different thoughts. For instance, I thought of blogging about why I find it necessary to constantly defend Obama even though I don’t care too much for him or any high-ranking politician for that matter. At the same time, I conceived of a post about different types of pussy and why I would prefer one type to another. Simultaneously, I find myself wanting to talk about a particular anime series. Maybe that gives you a little insight into my mind as well as why I hesitate to blog at all. I […]

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#TMMPoetry by Silencio Barnes https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/tmmpoetry-by-silencio-barnes/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/tmmpoetry-by-silencio-barnes/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2012 07:29:32 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3176 Some may have been wondering why I’ve been putting out a bunch of short poems with the hashtag #TMMPoetry – well, nobody asked me, but I figured I’d let ya know anyway 🙂 It comes from an NPR promotion from their Tell Me More program. Here at TELL ME MORE, we will once again commemorate National Poetry Month with “Muses and Metaphor,” a series combining two of our passions, poetry and social media, and we need your help. Go to Twitter and tweet us your original poetry using fewer than 140 characters and the hash tag #tmmpoetry. And just as […]

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Writing the First Draft of My First Novel 02 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-02/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-02/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 03:38:34 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3167 The writing hasn’t been going too well 🙁 SilencioBarnes on Twitter I #amwriting a chapter long dialogue infodump :/ we’ll see if we can change that once the draft is done When I started, I was on a small vacation from work. Unfortunately, when I started back up at the 9 to 5, the writing stagnated. I did do a lot of thinking about my story, and that’s good. But thinking about it ain’t writing it. It’s not just the regular job though. I heard several times that for writers, especially discovery writers, the story might not make itself apparent […]

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I #amwriting a chapter long dialogue infodump :/ we’ll see if we can change that once the draft is done


When I started, I was on a small vacation from work. Unfortunately, when I started back up at the 9 to 5, the writing stagnated. I did do a lot of thinking about my story, and that’s good. But thinking about it ain’t writing it.
It’s not just the regular job though. I heard several times that for writers, especially discovery writers, the story might not make itself apparent until you are several thousands of words in. I can attest to that and say it is absolutely true. Approaching the 30,000-word mark, I started to finally see the beginning of the shape of my story. That disturbed me…greatly.

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I #amwriting still. About 22,000 words in. Still trying to figure out just what the hell is going on



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I #amwriting and I’m at 25,000 words in. This is a milestone for me 🙂 a quarter of my goal.


30,000 words is a lot of words. I did not want to think that all of this writing was for nothing. Keep in mind that I said that I am only just STARTING to see the SHAPE of my story.
That means I have 30,000 words that are pretty much worthless. And it also means that I hit a stumbling block. Everything in me wants me to just start the whole thing over from the beginning with all of the changes I need to make. I need to make my main character more of a dick. I need to start further back in the timeline than I initially started with. I need to set up the situation in a completely different way than I originally intended. I need to start from scratch.
But all of the masters have told me that I need to keep going forward. I need to finish this rough draft.
Two things here: First is that statement about going back in the timeline and the other is the idea of a rough draft.
Timeline. A constant failure of mines is thinking too far back. Stories are supposed to begin when something changes. Unfortunately, I tend to think of everything in epic scale. For instance: I had an idea for an epic fantasy series. I started writing it as I do most things. No forethought, just sit down, start typing, and see what comes out. Well, once I started typing, I started thinking of all the things that happened to lead up to that current moment. I had a female protagonist, but then I thought about her parents. What was it about them that made her who and what she was? Well, thinking of her parents led me to conjuring up an entire epic fantasy series dealing with her father and his cousin. Yes…a whole trilogy.
Plotting out that series in my mind, I THEN had an idea for an epic fantasy SERIES that dealt with the progenitor of one of the secondary characters. This would be a series that took place in the far distant past. So I started thinking on that. Overwhelmed by it all, I just gave up altogether, but I never stopped thinking about all three epic storylines. But do you see the utter madness of it? That’s why in my previous post, I said I realized that I was not ready for the epic fantasy.
And this problem of mines has come back to haunt me. Once I started realizing the shape and path of my current story, my mind just started adding to it and adding to it. I wanted this to be a single book with a beginning, middle and end. But the more I think about it and the more I create, the more there is to add.]]>
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Free Novel and Fiction Writing Software https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-fiction/free-novel-and-fiction-writing-software/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-fiction/free-novel-and-fiction-writing-software/#comments Wed, 11 Apr 2012 01:29:03 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3245 Free Novel and Fiction Writing Software For working writers and amateurs alike, there are a lot of commercial products out there to help you along the way with your writing career. The problem is that many of them are very expensive or have some kind of unnecessarily steep learning curve…or both. Here is some free software you can use to write and help you along with your writing. I’m gearing this article towards fiction writers, but this software is extremely useful to writers of all types. 1.    yWriter It wasn’t until I got serious about my own writing that I […]

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Writing the First Draft of My First Novel 01 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-01/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-01/#comments Sun, 08 Apr 2012 08:31:48 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2760 In the spirit of finishing all the old stuff and not starting new stuff, I have been working on a fiction story I started and then abandoned previously. It’s a piece of contemporary urban fantasy that I started for NaNoWriMo last year and then put to the side after only a few thousand words. I spent years thinking about and coming up with ideas for an epic fantasy, but realized that I just wasn’t ready skillwise to write it, so I decided to get back to this story tentatively titled Rattle and Thump🙂 I figured it would be short, and […]

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My Plan for the New Year 2012 -Cleaning out My Closet. Not a Resolution, But a Promise All the Same https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/my-plan-for-the-new-year-2012-cleaning-out-my-closet-not-a-resolution-but-a-promise-all-the-same/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/my-plan-for-the-new-year-2012-cleaning-out-my-closet-not-a-resolution-but-a-promise-all-the-same/#comments Sun, 08 Jan 2012 11:14:13 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2407 Well…it’s a new year…again. And as usual, I must begin with apologizing for not posting anything for a while. Just had my first kid on December 16th and all the time leading up to it and all the time since, I’ve been trying to make money and do right, for the most part. Well, you don’t wanna hear about the personal stuff. Here’s what’s gonna be happening around here for the O-12 I am cleaning out my closet. Yea, the whole thing if possible. I have YEARS of unfinished projects hanging around. I’m talkin, lots…and lots of stuff. Poems, half-finished […]

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3 Random Poems in Iambic Heptameter https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/3-random-poems-in-iambic-heptameter/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/3-random-poems-in-iambic-heptameter/#respond Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:27:47 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2367 Here are 3 poems, written quickly and posted to either to my facebook page, or twitter stream. It seems that since I wrote my post on iambic heptameter, I’ve been stuck writing most my poetry in a sorta semi-rhyming, faux-blank verse version of it (I don’t know the term for it:)) I also learned that I naturally tend towards heavy usage of enjambment…who knew. Well, here they are, enjoy 🙂 Come Together Last Gasp Bitter   We all sleep, piss, shit, live, die – We all need food and water We grind, in order to survive We are all human […]

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NaNoWriMo – Info, Calendars, Word Count Trackers https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/nanowrimo-info-calendars-word-count-trackers/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/nanowrimo-info-calendars-word-count-trackers/#comments Sun, 06 Nov 2011 10:00:25 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2353 NaNoWriMo 2011 (But applies to any year:) Yes, I know I’m late with this. This post is just a quick note for people looking for info. I’m not going to get into all of the details of what NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is all about, I’ll assume you know or at least have access to Wiki…which states: National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo) is an annual internet-based creative writing project which challenges participants to write 50,000 words of a new novel between November 1 and November 30. And yes, there are a few rules as well: Participants’ […]

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Poetry Writing 101: The Fourteener and Iambic Heptameter https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/poetry-writing-101-the-fourteener-and-iambic-heptameter/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/poetry-writing-101-the-fourteener-and-iambic-heptameter/#comments Fri, 28 Oct 2011 00:55:21 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2323 Note: Below you will find an exercise and an explanation on iambic heptameter. You will see three different versions of the same poem, with changes highlighted – enjoy:) This warning was suggested by a fellow poet on facebook I want to preface this with the fact that I may have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about 🙂 Always do your own research (that’s why I supply hyperlinks!) Here’s an exercise in creating some traditional(ish) forms of poetry 🙂 It started with me writing a quick poem in response to another poem I read. Now, this poem was not meant […]

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I want to preface this with the fact that I may have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about 🙂 Always do your own research (that’s why I supply hyperlinks!)
Here’s an exercise in creating some traditional(ish) forms of poetry 🙂 It started with me writing a quick poem in response to another poem I read. Now, this poem was not meant to be blogged or advertised or anything. I posted on my Facebook page but I didn’t plan on adding it here. It was just a quickie 😉
I wrote it in rhyming quatrains without really thinking about it. This is not unusual as I tend to automatically fall to quatrains a lot when I’m just writing. I suspect it comes from me writing a lot of lyrics, specifically rap lyrics which I tend to think of in terms of quatrains (16 bars, with 1 bar being a line, is 4 quatrains for me).
What I’m trying to say is, this was something of a “throw-away” poem for me. However, I found myself wanting to share something of the poetry writing process with my audience (such as it is). Especially those of you that asked me how I write or what my process is. Well, this is not specifically MY process, but it is A process that you can use to come up with more traditional (English) forms of poetry.
So here’s the poem (I even recorded it, which you can hear in this post) – I recorded it as is so what you’ll hear is the original, unedited version. I may re-record the final version
The king in all his wisdom saw that something was amiss
The priest, forever pious, saw that something did not fit
And both saw a solution that they knew did not exist
Genocide of mind created so that they could get their wish
 
Well the king he knew the way he simply told them what to do
And they did it; he was pleased but felt that something was not true
Do they do it off his word or is it just what people do?
Are they slaves by birth or slaves because he wants it to be true?
 
To test the thought he gave some extra freedoms to one man
And saw the others did not like it, they couldn’t comprehend
How one man (‘cept the king of course) could be allowed to stand
Above the others, who was he that they should have to bend
 
They ridiculed him, cast him down and made of him a fool
The king was highly pleased at this and saw it as a tool
As long as scapegoats kept them riled they cared not that he ruled
Therefore, his rule was absolute; fair, unfair or cruel
 
The priest, he witnessed all of this and had a great idea
He saw that people were like sheep; in his mind it became clear
He would supplant the king and plant within them all a new idea
Once he had their minds and souls, their vision he would then make clear
 
For if they see what he believes (or at least what he claims to see)
They will see a promise greater than themselves, they will be free
“For you see, the king has made you slaves and I shall make you free.
But in order to be free you must believe and pay the fee.
 
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Where Does the Name ‘SilencioBarnes’ Come From? https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/where-does-the-name-silenciobarnes-come-from/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/where-does-the-name-silenciobarnes-come-from/#comments Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:50:44 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2311 Where the name SilencioBarnes comes from, and what it means.

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Writing About the Ocean https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-about-the-ocean/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-about-the-ocean/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2011 23:22:46 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2302 Recently, I've been trying to write poetry about the ocean for possible submission to Ocean Magazine. It's turning out to be something of a journey for me. Read my thoughts on the matter after the jump :) (meaning click the damn link to read more!)

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Empty Hallways https://silenciobarnes.net/music/emptyhallways/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/emptyhallways/#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2011 23:30:10 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2287 About “Empty Hallways” I ran into all types of issues while trying to put this track together…but I won’t bore you with the details. I thought this track up while…walking down an empty hallway at work. It was as if the environment lent itself to self-evaluation. So, I asked questions…but the hallway remained silent. As usual, it probably sounded better in my head than it does recorded. I used another one of those Big B beats, it’s called Twisted, and I thought it worked well for the what I was trying to do (in my head) – maybe he’ll take […]

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About “Empty Hallways”
I ran into all types of issues while trying to put this track together…but I won’t bore you with the details.
I thought this track up while…walking down an empty hallway at work. It was as if the environment lent itself to self-evaluation. So, I asked questions…but the hallway remained silent.
As usual, it probably sounded better in my head than it does recorded. I used another one of those Big B beats, it’s called Twisted, and I thought it worked well for the what I was trying to do (in my head) – maybe he’ll take the acappella and throw it onto another beat. Let me know what you think people.
Lyrics to “Empty Hallways”
In an empty hallway, I let my mental float
Hoping that it reaches a so much better coast
I ask my fading hopes for the things I want the most
But it’s just an empty hallway, quiet as a ghost
Where did all my time go, where are all my folks
Caught up in day to day or struggling I suppose
Where are all my old friends, they vanished in the smoke
Caught up in the hustle or chasing after hoes
Maybe I’m just bitter cuz I feel I’m getting old
And the things I’m used to doing don’t do much for me no more
So maybe I’ve been searching for that thing that makes my core glow
Maybe I’m just fooling myself, maybe I’m just bored though
Don’t ask about the future cuz no one ever knows
They say they going somewhere but no one ever goes
They claim they know the secret but no one ever shows
Man, that secret they can keep it, I’m on another road
I’m driving in the fast lane but they moving too slow
Everything is my way, it’s fucking up my flow
Poisoning my baby food, they don’t want me to grow
Please don’t think I’m greedy when I say I’m bout the dough
In an empty hallway, I let my mental float
Hoping that it reaches a so much better coast
I ask my fading hopes for the things I want the most
But it’s just an empty hallway, quiet as a ghost
I got demons on the inside telling me attack
Demons on the outside riding on my back
Angels keep on falling tryna keep my ass on track
But my angels lack the gumption so they let me fade to black
They are not the reason this is not their fault
Sometimes I keep my feelings locked inside my vault
When I pull them out people seem to be appalled
So I gotta put them back in and switch to my default
The last time it was all good I really can’t recall
They say to keep your pride but that comes before the fall
They say if I need help all I gotta do is call
But when I make the call they say they can’t help at all so
They ask me if I love them, I keep them so enthralled
They ask me for my love but first I have to make them crawl
Sometimes I get so caught up I forget that it’s all false
It’s just another memory that plagues this empty hall
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Psychomanteum https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/psychomanteum/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/psychomanteum/#respond Wed, 17 Aug 2011 05:36:56 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2256 Psychomanteum   The old man muttered Seen it all before – Vicious vicissitudes – envision youth Searching for something worthy to weep for The old man muttered The children laughed – The crimson splash gone in a flash A throwback to now ancient past The old man muttered Knowing memory is a lie A puzzle, pieces ill-kept Ill-fitting, yet still a useful scry The old man muttered For he knew what we would know For he shared that sacred knowledge With all things that need to grow The old man muttered Nonsense from a distance Go closer then, and closer […]

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Child of Kings https://silenciobarnes.net/music/child-of-kings/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/child-of-kings/#comments Sat, 11 Jun 2011 18:40:11 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2197 Child of Kings by SilencioBarnes Just a quickie 🙂 Lyrics, alternative downloads, the acappella and more info on the track itself can be found here: http://silenciobarnes.com/music/child-of-kings/ About “Child of Kings” Child of Kings is actually the last track I finished for my Track Every Other Day Challenge – It’s a short and quick rap song like the others in that series. It uses a Three-Six Mafia beat I found in one of these instrumental collections. It’s one song that I was actually really proud of…why? I dunno, but I sure as hell like playing it. Maybe you will too. Lyrics […]

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Just a quickie 🙂 Lyrics, alternative downloads, the acappella and more info on the track itself can be found here: http://silenciobarnes.com/music/child-of-kings/


About “Child of Kings”
Child of Kings is actually the last track I finished for my Track Every Other Day Challenge – It’s a short and quick rap song like the others in that series. It uses a Three-Six Mafia beat I found in one of these instrumental collections. It’s one song that I was actually really proud of…why? I dunno, but I sure as hell like playing it. Maybe you will too.
Lyrics for “Child of Kings”
I am not the child of kings
I’m more like the son of Kong
I detest those that arrest
I respect a person’s calm
I don’t preach for anarchy
I’m more the type to say salaam
Reject my peace then feel the heat
Leave nothing left to be embalmed
This is not the greatest storm
This is not the biggest bomb
I am like a Saiyan nigga
This is not my final form
I transform, be forewarned
Power up then get it on
Violence comes before reform
That is where my word is born
I can’t break it, word is bond
I can make it, come along
We can take it, make it ours
Turn it to another song
I can’t break it, word is bond
I can make it, come along
We can take it, make it ours
Turn it to another song
They frontin’ and they owe you dough
Hit em with the okie-doke
They nothing, everybody knows
They bullies lookin’ for a show
Hit em with the Obi Wan
Show them hoes you got the glow
Times is different, different flow
But same old bull from long ago
These youngins think they moving fast
But they brains be moving slow
They quick to shoot, quick to stab
But slow to see where they can go
They fill they cups with bitter woe
Fill they nose with candy blow
They get hyped up until the point
They can’t distinguish friend from foe
I can’t break it, word is bond
I can make it, come along
We can take it, make it ours
Turn it to another song
I can’t break it, word is bond
I can make it, come along
We can take it, make it ours
Turn it to another song
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Deliverance from Dark https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/deliverance-from-dark/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/deliverance-from-dark/#respond Mon, 07 Feb 2011 01:05:25 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2153 Trapped within the twilight searching for the sun Dead soldier’s playground I’m searching for a gun Red red riding hood she came to have some fun I see her dancing with the night she tells me I should come – along And dance and dance and dance to her song I glance askance cuz something seems wrong There is no music – there is no day There’s just the darkness, the silence of the grave Walking with my hands out searching for the wall Looking for the thing that will save me  from the fall Dead dead tired wanna die […]

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So Me https://silenciobarnes.net/music/so-me/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/so-me/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2010 00:31:24 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2037 So Me by SilencioBarnes (Produced by Big B) Ask my little cousins and my grandmama…I was saying “I’m Me” waaaaaay before you heard it from Lil Weezy:)) I recorded this a while ago, but I didn’t want to post it because there were so many artifacts in the recording…a LOT of em (pops, clicks, stutters, static, etc) – I wanted to re-record it but never got around to it. Big B already did the remix using the bad audio and everything. I’d forgotten about it and then saw it on my PC, and figured fuck it, might as well post it as […]

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So Me by SilencioBarnes (Produced by Big B)


Ask my little cousins and my grandmama…I was saying “I’m Me” waaaaaay before you heard it from Lil Weezy:))
I recorded this a while ago, but I didn’t want to post it because there were so many artifacts in the recording…a LOT of em (pops, clicks, stutters, static, etc) – I wanted to re-record it but never got around to it. Big B already did the remix using the bad audio and everything.
I’d forgotten about it and then saw it on my PC, and figured fuck it, might as well post it as is. I like the beat that Big B used on the re-edit, so I’m gonna make that the main one in the top player above. I’ll post the other as well in the music player. The only difference between the two is the beat, the bad audio is in both. But it’s still some rap music you might enjoy.


Lyrics for So Me
I’m so me!
It’s in the way I walk, it’s in the way I talk
Y’all fishing for my vision, but y’all can’t catch my thoughts
It’s in the way I be, It’s in the way I see
I’m so d-e-f and my swag so G
I played so many circles, but never could fit in
My taste is wide and varies, I never learned to swim
I read Robert Jordan as well as Iceberg Slim
I see things so different, I still remember when
I was a game fanatic and comic book collector
Nicotine addict, smoke bogies down to filters
I played Wu bangers, Gravediggaz, RZArector
Queens artists, Nas, CNN, Cormega
I was reading early, around the age of 3
I used to love to climb but nowadays I blaze the trees
I got a nervous twitch and nerdy tendencies
I acted out in class, I played D&D
These things all came together, to form just who I be
It’s hard to really say all the things to make you see
The crazy formula, the line that connects a to z
But when you put it all together man, I’m so me
It’s in the way I walk, it’s in the way I talk
Y’all fishing for my vision, but y’all can’t catch my thoughts
It’s in the way I be, It’s in the way I see
I’m so d-e-f and my swag so G
I could trip or stumble, but I could never fall
I’ve been through the struggle, and lived to tell it all
I give game for digits, then never make the call
I got brain from bitches in public bathroom stalls
I’m not intimidated, you could be small or tall
I know so many faces, but names I can’t recall
I’ve lived in narrow spaces, with roaches on my walls
I can’t stop being me, I’d go through me-withdrawal
I’ve gone half on liquor, with some real life killers
I’ve smoked trees in jungles, with young and old gorillas
I’ve seen fiends get tortured, for coming short on scrilla
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These Skillz https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-skillz/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-skillz/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:28:31 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1985 These Skillz – Yea, it was just for fun 🙂 Beat by Big B of course – He’ll probably remix it after I send him the vocals 😉 I’ll add the acappella and more info later. The problem with questions is sometimes they lieThe problem with torture is, sometimes they dieBe careful with the blowtorch, sometimes they crySometimes the flesh bubbles, sometimes it fries At first they get real wet but blood always driesIgnore them when they scream out questions like whyJust go about your business, and keep away fliesAnd even if they beg for life you should deny There’s […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-skillz/feed/ 0 These Skillz – Yea, it was just for fun 🙂 Beat by Big B of course – He’ll probably remix it after I send him the vocals 😉 I’ll add the acappella and more info later. The problem with questions is sometimes they lieThe problem with torture is, These Skillz – Yea, it was just for fun 🙂 Beat by Big B of course – He’ll probably remix it after I send him the vocals 😉
I’ll add the acappella and more info later.

The problem with questions is sometimes they lieThe problem with torture is, sometimes they dieBe careful with the blowtorch, sometimes they crySometimes the flesh bubbles, sometimes it fries
At first they get real wet but blood always driesIgnore them when they scream out questions like whyJust go about your business, and keep away fliesAnd even if they beg for life you should deny
There’s a thick vein pulsing on the inside of thighsThe femoral artery, it’s real big in sizeIf you cut it they will bleed out, give it a tryJust remember as they bleed you should look in their eyes
Oh yea, don’t be surprised if you start to feel highPersonally I get lifted when then they try to defyAnd if you don’t get it right, you can always retryThere’s a billion of em out there, just pick and apply
These skills, knife chainsaw acid and hooksGuns, they’re too messy and they ruin the lookIt’s fun! Fuck drug dealing, pimpin and jooksThe real shit is cutting, carvin, havin something to cook!
These skills, knife chainsaw acid and hooksGuns, they’re too messy and they ruin the lookIt’s fun! Fuck drug dealing, pimpin and jooksThe real shit is cutting, carvin, havin something to cook!
Just think about do you really think somebody will miss—A whining, pervert, racist, greedy, rapist son of a bitchA crazy Satanist, terrorist that touches the kidsYea, I know I’ve been your neighbor for a coupla years
And I don’t want to kill you, I want you to sufferThe pain and the torture, abrasions and razors that claim what you offerInsane it may seem but quick death ain’t for meI want screaming while torches
Are burning away all the nerves out your faceYou can’t feel when they gone how the flames roast your portraitYour flesh drips melting away onto carpetsOf fresh sticks I put out today on a hunch
Cuz I felt this might be the day that I wannaRefresh these skills cuz you gotta keep on emThe knifes a bit rusty, the pliers, the garrote that’s made out of wiresThe hammer, the nails, the will and desire to kill
These skills, knife chainsaw acid and hooksGuns, they’re too messy and they ruin the lookIt’s fun! Fuck drug dealing, pimpin and jooksThe real shit is cutting, carvin, havin something to cook!
These skills, knife chainsaw acid and hooksGuns, they’re too messy and they ruin the lookIt’s fun! Fuck drug dealing, pimpin and jooksThe real shit is cutting, carvin, havin something to cook!

©2010 by Silencio Barnes – All Rights Reserved
 
This track could also be found on Last.FM: http://www.last.fm/music/SilencioBarnes/Practice+Words/These+Skillz



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Sentiments of the Cerebral https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/sentiments-of-the-cerebral/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/sentiments-of-the-cerebral/#respond Wed, 08 Sep 2010 06:10:53 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1933 Sentiments of the Cerebral is a chapbook of poetry that consists of many of the poems that are right here on the site. If you want to read it on the site, go here: http://silenciobarnes.net/tag/sentiments-of-the-cerebral/ It’s the first part of a planned 3-book series collectively titled Eternal Figments of Reality. It was available to download absolutely free here on the site, but after almost 2 years and over 2,000 downloads, I decided to remove the links. You can now purchase e-book versions from various retailers, as well as print versions. However, since the individual poems are still on the site, […]

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Burning Leaves https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/burning-leaves/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/burning-leaves/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 19:21:51 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1366 The trackless maze, infinite passes Winding between brown and russet Reds like youthful anger It’s during these times – Winter, no longer Summer’s distant past – That sparks become revolutions These dry and falling dreams Transform into bright and burning flames, Woe be unto the hand that seeks to stamp or control For fire burns And these burning leaves drift On the wind And in the end These burning leaves Shall blanket the Earth

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Prevail https://silenciobarnes.net/music/prevail/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/prevail/#respond Tue, 13 Jul 2010 02:23:42 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1746 About the Song “Prevail” A friend of mines listened to the beat and suggested I attempt an uplifting song. Something to motivate people with a message of hope…and this is what I came up with. Unfortunately, the version you hear is not a perfect representation of the vision I had for this song. Also, it should be noted that I lost the original recording and had to piece it back together from a broken up temp file. Some stuff is missing. The beat is called “Save Me.” It was produced by my dude in the UK, Big B. As such, […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/music/prevail/feed/ 0 About the Song “Prevail” A friend of mines listened to the beat and suggested I attempt an uplifting song. Something to motivate people with a message of hope…and this is what I came up with. Unfortunately,
About the Song “Prevail”
A friend of mines listened to the beat and suggested I attempt an uplifting song. Something to motivate people with a message of hope…and this is what I came up with.
Unfortunately, the version you hear is not a perfect representation of the vision I had for this song. Also, it should be noted that I lost the original recording and had to piece it back together from a broken up temp file. Some stuff is missing.
The beat is called “Save Me.” It was produced by my dude in the UK, Big B. As such, I include it as a part of the Practice Words series of songs.
Read the Lyrics to “Prevail”
Sometimes we fall – we don’t choose it, Fail – and stop moving
We go through Hell – and we lose it
Why? – ain’t we improving, Rise – through the excuses
We will prevail – we can do this
The other day my brother told he was feeling down
He said the worlds against him and it keeps him with a frown
Instead of giving options all it does is gives him pounds
Of an illicit substance and a coupla cartridge rounds
His daughter wants or needs it and he wants to make her proud
Proud to call him daddy so he does what he knows how
He knows the consequences if he fails or falls or bows
Because he fell before – and so he can’t allow
The world to eat him up and spit him out, the time is now
He knows a better way is out there and he made a vow
That he would find it even if he thinks it can’t be found
And that was so profound, I’m glad when he rebounds
You gotta listen to your brain and heart, not other sounds
You gotta stand and fight through it don’t follow all the clowns
Cuz when the waters above your head and you think you’ll drown
You gotta swim against the rising tide to reach the ground
Sometimes we fall – we don’t choose it, Fail – and stop moving
We go through Hell – and we lose it
Why? – ain’t we improving, Rise – through the excuses
We will prevail – we can do this
Sometimes it looks real bleak, and you’re feeling bittersweet
And you think that all that you can do is just admit defeat
You try to keep the line together, but the ends won’t meet
Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do just to eat
The winter’s are colder, the summers bringin in more heat
Life is a struggle but when it fight you don’t retreat
Fight back and if you fall remember you got feet
And if you don’t, don’t be scared to bite it with your teeth
You gotta put that hard work in no way around it
Find yourself real good friends and stay surrounded
Because its difficult to be alone and still stay grounded
And being miserable will only help you stay confounded
You’ll make it through, no ifs ands or buts about it
Just tell yourself that, even if you gotta shout it
Think of solutions don’t think about the problem got it?
Life’s not automatic sometimes you need a push to start it
Sometimes we fall – we don’t choose it, Fail – and stop moving
We go through Hell – and we lose it
Why? – ain’t we improving, Rise – through the excuses
We will prevail – we can do this
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Which Path https://silenciobarnes.net/music/which-path/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/which-path/#respond Fri, 04 Jun 2010 15:14:04 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1518 About “Which Path” “Which Path” is composed of some very old lyrics. I rewrote a bit of it for uniformity after recording the original and not liking how it meandered. I changed the name as well. Originally it was called “Word Life,” and the chorus was very different. I will add some of the original lyrics at the bottom of the post for comparison. This song is meant to convey the thought process of an individual as they struggle with what they feel their life is about. Much like the song “3Interpretations“, it’s told from different viewpoints, all of which […]

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This song is meant to convey the thought process of an individual as they struggle with what they feel their life is about. Much like the song “3Interpretations“, it’s told from different viewpoints, all of which are from the same environment…if you see what I’m saying.

This song was recorded with an M-Audio Nova microphone through a ART Tube MP Studio V3 pre-amp. My audio interface (sound card) is an M-Audio Audiophile 2496. The vocals were recorded at SB Studios (my room:), in the middle of it with all the windows closed. My DAW is Adobe Audtion and I used a couple of VST’s for general effects. You can look for all this stuff on Amazon as well as various other places.
The beat is called “Murda in da 1st” and was produced by Mr. Smiff
Which Path Lyrics
Sometimes I feel like my life is a steel cage trap
And the thought makes my earth feel flat,
I thirst to be gone – but in the end I’ll be right back
You can’t escape need or flee life’s tax – Sometimes it be’s like that
Cuz Hell is only earth – heaven comes when you bleed
– And some will claim to love you if you got what they need
That’s why I live my life as I see fit fuck a good deed
Unless it benefits me my fam and unborn seed
I got love for my niggas and respect for they’re pride
But they wait until it’s too late to put it aside
They wanna embrace the dark when they should see the light
They wanna retrace the chalk line to fit they demise
And from these bitter thoughts they tell me hope for best
Or just wait until my lifetime that’s coming up next
Fuck that I gotta do what I need to see checks
If that include risk or seeing my death?…sometimes it be’s like that
It’s hard to see that thing called change
When that change only brings more pain
Some will do crime
Some will get high
You must get by
And that’s just life
We will survive
It’s hard to see that thing called change
When that change only brings more pain
Some will do time
Some just won’t try
Some live all die
And that’s just life
We will survive
Heard a shot and everybody running
Seen my nigga leaking fluids yo the shit was stunning
In his hand was the gat that he should’ve bust back
He stumbling bloody tracks and his body numbing
His death awakened by another man’s hatred
For any case you could end up in that wooden casing
Fuck the reason you got a date with death in the end you leaving
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Writing – SilencioBarnes 3:25 1518 Another Day https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/another-day/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/another-day/#comments Fri, 28 May 2010 09:48:57 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1508 Another Day The games we play, the things we say The way we block the other’s way The strange replay, repeat each day And end each night with silence The gray between us grows and grows But never will it go away My black, your white, our mix of prose Our mentals show the violence Cause we do fight but not with fists We brawl with cold heart missile hits Explode like nuclear atom splits We winterize our climate We aim and strike or say we might Our banners wave in winds of spite Who did who wrong, who don’t […]

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Another Day
The games we play, the things we say
The way we block the other’s way
The strange replay, repeat each day
And end each night with silence
The gray between us grows and grows
But never will it go away
My black, your white, our mix of prose
Our mentals show the violence
Cause we do fight but not with fists
We brawl with cold heart missile hits
Explode like nuclear atom splits
We winterize our climate
We aim and strike or say we might
Our banners wave in winds of spite
Who did who wrong, who don’t do right
Who realized who was lying
But all that fades when down we lay
But all that goes when we unfold
And all we know is that we don’t know
And that tomorrow is another day
But all that fades when down we lay
But all that goes when we unfold
And all we know is that we don’t know
And that tomorrow is another day
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Lost and Gone https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/lost-and-gone/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/lost-and-gone/#comments Tue, 04 May 2010 01:33:33 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1475 Lost and Gone I’m losing, lost the trust in you I’m going, gone, what’s left to do I’m holding on to the lies you tell Our hearts move on their blood-stained trails I’m losing, lost the trust in you I’m going, gone, what’s left to do I’m holding on to the lies you tell Our hearts move on their blood-stained trails Now, what could it mean when it seems we’re stuck between What we once were and what we became once we were clean It really seems to me that we were drugs and we were fiends Cuz I couldn’t […]

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Abortion, Why is it Such a Big Deal? Pro-choice, Pro-life, but What About Pro-Freedom? https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/abortion-why-is-it-such-a-big-deal-pro-choice-pro-life-but-what-about-pro-freedom/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/abortion-why-is-it-such-a-big-deal-pro-choice-pro-life-but-what-about-pro-freedom/#comments Fri, 23 Apr 2010 23:48:21 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1432 Update 05/29/2010 – Here is a blog post on mincing the term “pro-life” – it’s written by Joshua Holland and touches on one of the subjects that I write about here. I link to it here because he puts it much better than I can 😛 Abortion, Why is it Such a Big Deal? Abortion. A loaded topic if ever there was such a thing. I don’t particularly know about the rest of the world, but people here in the U.S. go completely apeshit over the topic of abortion. I mean, there has been horrific violence tied to the subject, […]

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Orange, The Unrhymable Word https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/orange-the-unrhymable-word/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/orange-the-unrhymable-word/#comments Fri, 23 Apr 2010 00:01:00 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1425 Orange, the Unrhymable Word The color, the fruit …the color of the fruit The word, orange It used to be called yellowred One word not two Things change Her favorite color was orange Can you guess her favorite fruit? She mastered the fine art Of peeling the skin In one whole piece Slowly she would push Her slender fingers into The center and divide Sharing with me the slices We would watch the sun set Yellowred on the horizon She would peel off the Hard, uncompromising Cynical armor Of my outer self Leaving me raw but whole She carefully removes […]

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The Other Us https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-other-us/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-other-us/#comments Thu, 18 Mar 2010 21:33:40 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1356 The reason why we act this way is not the reason that you say The tempting ruse the long delays the make up sex the cold embrace The kiss that lies the lies to face the face to face the small mistakes We take and take we give no breaks we claim we hate but know it’s fake I hate this state – I hate this place I hate this hate – I hate this hate But it’s the only thing that keeps me sane – The only way that we relate I hate this state – I hate this […]

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On Thought and Nothingness https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/on-thought-and-nothingness/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/on-thought-and-nothingness/#comments Sun, 07 Mar 2010 00:40:51 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1340 On Nothingness: It is What it Is Life is full of contradiction and inconsistency. But life is just life; it’s the human mind and the collective conscious that adds so much complexity to something that is so simple. Consider this: We live and we die. That’s it. Everything else in between is just so much nothing when compared to these greater truths. As they are wont to say in some places, “it is what it is.” It cannot be more, it cannot be less, it just is. When considered that way, the basic foundations of all things in existence can be […]

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Practice Words https://silenciobarnes.net/music/practice-words/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/practice-words/#comments Fri, 05 Mar 2010 00:08:53 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1332 About Practice Words If somebody were to ask me what Practice Words was about, I’d tell them that it’s one of those “I’ll kill you “lyrically”” tracks 🙂 There doesn’t seem to be a lot of artists making those types of songs anymore. As usual with DaEvolution tracks, the lyrics for this are pretty old.  It started as a 32 bar, unbroken string of lines. I figured that’s two verses so the chorus was written right then and there before I started recording. I wanted to add a third verse, but since the lyrics of the first two verses fit […]

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Recording: This song was recorded with an M-Audio Nova microphone through a ART Tube MP Studio V3 pre-amp. My audio interface (sound card) is an M-Audio Audiophile 2496. The vocals were recorded at SB Studios (my room:)) in the middle of it with all the windows closed :)) My DAW is Adobe Audtion and I used a couple of VST’s for general effects.

The beat is called “On Fire” and was produced by Big B from Manchester UK in collaboration with Mr Smiff. The sound of it reminded me of the type of music we used to make back in days at the Dungeon.

Practice Words Lyrics
Here’s a message for your boy you should tell him to watch his words
Cause he talking and he rapping and acting like he ain’t herb
This is Silence and I’m back cause I couldn’t believe I heard
That these niggas think they spitting but really they just absurd
I spit with such precision like needles to epiderm
Acupuncture you with lyrics disable a vital nerve
Meticulous incisions like surgeons I’m unperturbed
– Lyrically I’m shitting on niggas like flying birds
It’s like seeing moving pictures all this action in my verbs
Metaphors deeper than scripture more angles than curbs
I’m a demon from the land lost where no one returns
Leave ya ass like damn corpse or ash in the urn, word
This the purge y’all get lyrically burned
You kids don’t understand it’s hot till you touch it and learn
I am everything you’re not I leave you niggas disturbed
I state word to my pops like I’m Jesus returned
Fuck what you think, fuck what you heard
This is just practice, these are just words
I’m warming up, feeling superb
Let’s get it started I, think it’s my turn
Fuck what you think, fuck what you heard
This is just practice, these are just words
I’m warming up, feeling superb
Let’s get it started I, think it’s my turn
I’m sicker than that virus that renders niggas infirmed
I’m a cause for concern like awaiting the judges terms
Like catalysts I bring change and unexpected turns
Like calculus I hit you head hard and spread like germs
Like atlas with the world on my shoulders I stand firm
Make cake and get dough with the butter my brain churns
A lot of niggas have been anxiously waiting on my return
I just kept telling them be patient the savior has now emerged
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Cuz if you wait too long you’re gonna miss ’em when they’re not
These words are me, just in case yo ass forgot
They were lifted from my spirit and they mated with the block
These words can be the seeds that start a brand new crop
Let them grow within your mind and be immortal in your heart
These words can sting, sometimes they find the mark
That you hide within yourself but I can see it with my art
These words are free, but somebody gotta pay
When the words that others speak can only lead to our decay
How could it be that what we seek has turned into a play
And the actors don’t get paid and they forced to go on stage
We need some better ways but they guide us like we beasts
Not even jungle kings they just treat us like we sheep
I need a better phrase cuz that sheep shit’s getting old
We’re more like auto-slaves, robots hard and dumb and cold
I hardly can control the rage that fires up my brain
When I see another corporate scheme succeed and we get played
When I see my fucking government treat people like they’re told
Knowing that the ones that told ’em are the ones that’s in control
Multi-billion dollar entities that span our dying globe
That poison our senses and destroy our country’s soul
But I digress I’m pretty sure you’ve heard these things before
But you probably could care less and think there’s nothing going on
You taking what they give you and accept their words as pure
Don’t you think that makes you less than the whores that you abhor?
I need to take a rest from these thoughts I conjure up
I’d rather smoke and sex but somebody must report
We in a global crisis that’s defined by the prices
How much does it cost to keep a population lifeless
How much for divorce from this all-consuming tightness
How much must we lose before think it’s time to fight this?
These words are free, so get em while they hot
Cuz if you wait too long you’re gonna miss ’em when they’re not
These words are me, just in case yo ass forgot
They were lifted from my spirit and they mated with the block
These words can be the seeds that – start a brand new crop
Let them grow within your mind and be immortal in your heart
These words can sting, sometimes they find the mark
That you hide within yourself but I can see it with my art
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What is Freedom and Why Don’t We Have it? https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/what-is-freedom-and-why-dont-we-have-it/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/what-is-freedom-and-why-dont-we-have-it/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:32:50 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1298 What exactly is freedom? The United States has always been a country where both the word and the idea have been a little…malleable. But even if you don’t know fully what it means or is, you damn sure know that what little of it you have is slowly slipping away from you. But is the greater good a good excuse? The Problem With the Idea of Freedom in the U.S. The problem with freedom – the idea of freedom – is that no one wants it. That is to say, no one wants to put in the work necessary to […]

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DaEvolution https://silenciobarnes.net/music/daevolution/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/daevolution/#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2010 22:18:50 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1282 DaEvolution DaEvolution Lyrics It’s the evolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond The revolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond The ghetto’s moving – Gold Platinum to Diamond This our resolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond It started out with sweating slaves bleeding out our agriculture Picking cotton, fat pockets for Caucasian male nigger owners Then we marched for better days, slaves became better soldiers Ghettos turned battlefields and our game became colder What’s the future – untold the computer’s the controller I refuse to fold, stumble, get rolled or roll over And I ain’t trying to preach so don’t give me […]

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DaEvolution Lyrics
It’s the evolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The revolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The ghetto’s moving – Gold Platinum to Diamond
This our resolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
It started out with sweating slaves bleeding out our agriculture
Picking cotton, fat pockets for Caucasian male nigger owners
Then we marched for better days, slaves became better soldiers
Ghettos turned battlefields and our game became colder
What’s the future – untold the computer’s the controller
I refuse to fold, stumble, get rolled or roll over
And I ain’t trying to preach so don’t give me the cold shoulder man
Just think of me as the eye of the beholder fam
I’ll skip the wood, bronze, and the silver, that shit was over when
Malcolm got shot up and Martin’s final deliverance
Now it’s not black, white, yellow or Indian
Now it’s coke, crack pipes, money and ignorance
Funny how it ends one day and then begins again
Yea they took our freedom then and gave us religion
Now they take your freedoms away and promise dividends
A rich slave is only a slave without no diligence

It’s the evolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The revolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The ghetto’s moving – Gold Platinum to Diamond
This our resolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
Another nigga on the corner still pushing that rock
Another bitch up in my sheets, another day smoking pot
Another nigga on the block with work, setting up shop
Another cop, another drop, another’s eyes on your knot
Another hustler scheming, passing go with no stop
Another night in the winter when the spot is too hot
Another close one, breathing – shit – you almost got knocked
Another nigga didn’t make it now he locked in the box
Another nigga died, another born, a mother is slain
Another crucified, another lost, another snort caine
Another alibi, another law that keeps us as slaves
Another failed to pass the test of life and now lives in grave
Another bitch is working strips, a nigga pays for that brain
Another added to statistic list, another found fame
Another tragic murder case, they picture up in a frame
Another day, another dollar, but the game still the same

It’s the evolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The revolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The ghetto’s moving – Gold Platinum to Diamond
This our resolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
No identity, no past, a home that doesn’t want us
No language, no class, that’s why they can control us
Non-conformists reform us then put us on the corners
Law enforcement patrol us, put burdens on our shoulders
Man they hate us, we hate us, yet they profit off our murders
They bring us the burners, the drugs and things that hurt us
Then we rap about it and those heathens sell it for us
We dance to the sounds of self extinction on the chorus
But at the same time – distinction, they imitate our colors
Walk and talk and dress just like us, call themselves our brothers
It seems that they transformed themselves while trying to conform us
That’s how we went gold to platinum, fuck the latter to the former
It’s like playing chutes and ladders, we slide back while going forward
Just imagine going diamond, it’ll be like a new world order
In the meantime teach your daughters –
And teach your sons: Not every argument has to turn into a slaughter
It’s the evolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The revolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The ghetto’s moving – Gold Platinum to Diamond
This our resolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
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Red St. Ignorance https://silenciobarnes.net/music/red-st-ignorance/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/red-st-ignorance/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:39:46 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1266 Lyrics to Red St. Ignorance Red St. Ignorance These cats don’t know how to say nothing but “give” The ignorant cover their ears, the militant see with their fears The children fight wars, they parents fight tears The soldiers buy whores, their fathers buy beers for drowning their cares It begins: The streets turn red and men dying All because the powers that be commence lying I predict scheming and bleeding and men crying Give me wings for trying then tell me there’s no flying I add the rhymes to the beat and target And let fly the darts to […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/music/red-st-ignorance/feed/ 1 Lyrics to Red St. Ignorance Red St. Ignorance These cats don’t know how to say nothing but “give” The ignorant cover their ears, the militant see with their fears The children fight wars, they parents fight tears The soldiers buy whores, Red St. Ignorance
These cats don’t know how to say nothing but “give”
The ignorant cover their ears, the militant see with their fears
The children fight wars, they parents fight tears
The soldiers buy whores, their fathers buy beers for drowning their cares
It begins: The streets turn red and men dying
All because the powers that be commence lying
I predict scheming and bleeding and men crying
Give me wings for trying then tell me there’s no flying
I add the rhymes to the beat and target
And let fly the darts to the heartless
And let the sharks eat the carcass
Or whatever’s left after, end your laughter, so begins a new chapter
Unscripted rapture, slash ya, with the word razor flesh slasher
The star gazer third laser eye TEC blaster
Fate snatching, face basher, call me gate crasher
I think faster, death crafter, empty shells clatter
My touch destroys matter, blesses every form factor
Question every known fact or follow like a clone’s shadow
Here’s a message: Mankind cannot avoid battle
Learn your lessons, rosemary, rosary beads
Say your blessing, my mouth’s a weapon, spit many bars a second
Or mini bombs that blow up through your speakers when they land in
The sound of cannons, this rhymes a metaphor for challenge and inner balance
Civilize the mind, make the body savage
Fucking bastards, I write poems and make em classics
Y’all sour Vlasics, perm and shower cap kids
Heard ya’ll acting like drama actress I’m the director yelling “action!”
These cats don’t know how to say nothing but “give”
The ignorant cover their ears, the militant see with their fears
The children fight wars, they parents fight tears
The soldiers buy whores, their fathers buy beers for drowning their cares
Why rest? Roll up cess, relieve stress
This the Wild West, with beef comes guns and d-tecs
Conquest, release arms, ya wan test
Dead the conflict, in these palms I hold death
Your assignment: Take these bombs and these straps
Strap em to your ribcage arms and your back
Then run into a crowd, this note, repeat that
It reads “This a gift from God” then blow em with these steps
First, ignite the charge then wait for like three breaths
Next, brace for the shock by grabbing a bitch legs
Last but not least it don’t need to be said
But make peace with whatever you wish cause you dead
And that’s cause whatever I spit release shreds
That explode from my center at speeds that beat lead
I’ll never fold, I just bend with the wind like a tree branch
And dig roots that be deeper than under the sea depths
Revolver holstered on my side while I’m able to take breath
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Mixing and Mastering My Sound https://silenciobarnes.net/music/mixing-and-mastering-my-sound/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/mixing-and-mastering-my-sound/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2010 19:03:08 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1259 The sound of my recordings have been a major problem for me for a while. I record my audio in my room, not a studio. I try to mix it to the best of my abilities, which are, admittedly, non-existent in this area. I suffer from a deaf ear to musical nuance as well as a lack of proper equipment, such as a good set of monitors. Any engineers out there in need of a friend? I have some monitor headphones, but the stuff you hear in the cans don’t sound anything like they do in the car or on […]

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Gun Speak https://silenciobarnes.net/music/gun-speak/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/gun-speak/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2010 09:16:59 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1248 Gun Speak Lyrics by Silencio Barnes Act 1 Scene 1: You think I sleep You breathe you speak some shit to me Next scene you bleed then cease to be Your team can preach your history One scope one beam and a chance to squeeze One shot to the throat disconnect your scream Stick a knife to your hopes and dissect your dreams Turn your life into memories In a crowd broad day I’ll bang the heat Down a dark hallway I’ll drag your feet Through a dark doorway, here have a seat Then I use my tools to divide […]

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You breathe you speak some shit to me
Next scene you bleed then cease to be
Your team can preach your history
One scope one beam and a chance to squeeze
One shot to the throat disconnect your scream
Stick a knife to your hopes and dissect your dreams
Turn your life into memories
In a crowd broad day I’ll bang the heat
Down a dark hallway I’ll drag your feet
Through a dark doorway, here have a seat
Then I use my tools to divide your meat
No vest no chest no chance to flee
I’ll leave your thoughts leaking on your jeans
I’ll leave your corpse on a stranger’s feet
And leave your soul on a gentle breeze
The gun speak steel cheeks blow out heat
Turn your brains into lunchmeat all out beef
You turn dinner scrap bleed you cook then eat
Feed you to the beast then digest your meat
Forever gunplay the tech spit any given Sunday
The restless die over money
The reckless die being dummies
Direct hits from the 9 leave em ugly and so unlovely
Ain’t shit sweet or funny, whole clips
From the chamber into your tummy, hold this
Connected like gin and rummy
The best shit since the last time I dicked down your newest bunny
I can leave you bleeding sonny,  masked up
I can leave you broke and bummy, tough luck
You a thug when  you with your homies, get stuck
Then you change like cutie honey, ya dumb fuck
Where that army you claim as company
A bunch youngins, like plants all they do is stay green and hungry
Like ants with no queen or country
Ya’ll work towards nothing then die underneath the sunbeam
The gun speak steel cheeks blow out heat
Turn your brains into lunchmeat all out beef
You turn dinner scrap bleed you cook then eat
Feed you to the beast then digest your meat
I beg you please stop running your lips
Cause when your lips run the shells come run in your flesh
You don’t want it with this
I’ll leave your mama with a memory and fatherless kids
You’se a no-name nigga
No games hold flames propane spitter
Hoop ride whipper
My bitch by my side with the two 9’s  gripped up
I paint a better picture
Colors so vibrant you see it more clearer
My niggas still riding the beef more thicker
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Where Do We Go (3Interpretations) https://silenciobarnes.net/music/where-do-we-go-3interpretations/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/where-do-we-go-3interpretations/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2009 22:46:08 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1234 Where Do We Go aka 3Interpretations Where Do We Go (Interpretations) by SilencioBarnes Where Do We Go? Who knows. For more info about this song, including lyrics, the video, alternate downloads, the instrumental and the acappella – go to: http://silenciobarnes.com/music/where-do-we-go-3interpretations Lyrics for “Where Do We Go (3Interpretations)” I got love for every motherfucker born from the first Until they try to kill my peace then they’ll be under the dirt I’m one with the Earth, I kill time hating my birth I write rhymes just to put my pain into the verse Unharnessed aggression, trapped alive, livings my curse Catch […]

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Where Do We Go aka 3Interpretations

Where Do We Go (Interpretations) by SilencioBarnes
Where Do We Go? Who knows. For more info about this song, including lyrics, the video, alternate downloads, the instrumental and the acappella – go to: http://silenciobarnes.com/music/where-do-we-go-3interpretations




Lyrics for “Where Do We Go (3Interpretations)”
I got love for every motherfucker born from the first
Until they try to kill my peace then they’ll be under the dirt
I’m one with the Earth, I kill time hating my birth
I write rhymes just to put my pain into the verse
Unharnessed aggression, trapped alive, livings my curse
Catch a vibe when another nigga’s thinking the worst
I get live when I think I’m under threat of the hearse
I pop the 9 at the air and hope the heavens’ll burst
I’m living in hell, don’t want to be living in jail
Calling up everyone I know try’na make bail
Balance the scales, I want dough, bigger than whales
Larger than four oceans, longer than rails
Why it seems like the whole world hoping I fail
I was raised from the dust, dirt under my nails
I won’t scream when I’m hurt nor when I’m kicking the pail
It might just be my time to die, no longer hungry for meals
Where do we go we don’t know
We live we die we high and we low
We hot we cold we rise then we fold
We grow but where we go we don’t know
Resurrected as a physical being
I’ve been molested mentally by things my eyes couldn’t see
I hardly believe that when I go my mind doesn’t breathe
If I believed in nothing then I wouldn’t hardly be me
Awake and I see what life’s like it swings in a breeze
Black and bitter, like strange fruit hanging from trees
But in my dreams I can see the infinite seas
In the nothing that’s between the thoughts that keep us diseased
I write the poetry that keeps me at ease
My genius is locked, I’m still out searching for the right fitting keys
Walking these streets guided by the whispers of leaves
Avoiding the beast hired by the powers that be
When I cease to sleep I am deceased
When I do rest between sets once again I am released
She didn’t cry, she said I’m finally free
She touched my hand gave a shudder then she died under hospital sheets
Where do we go we don’t know
We live we die we high and we low
We hot we cold we rise then we fold
We grow but where we go we don’t know
Nerve to skin, death within, that’s the eternal track
The seeds grow not knowing of the wisdom they lack
Cause they fail to learn the lessons from past, Or lessons of Math
So they never know to pick a new path
Soul in stale growth what’s keeping you back
In the hood its sneakers and crack not discussing beef with Iraq
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Blog Post Ideas https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blog-post-ideas/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blog-post-ideas/#respond Fri, 18 Dec 2009 01:05:46 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1221 A couple of days ago I tweeted a seemingly asinine request for ideas for blog posts. Well, I got quite a few of them and I think I’m gonna actually use them…all of them. Not immediately, but more as challenges to myself to see what I can come up with given the subject, or for when I’m bored or in need of inspiration. Might be a general blog post, informational, a piece of poetry, or something else. I don’t know yet. But here are the ideas, in no particular order, that were sent to me: The similarities/necessity of and for […]

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Finished https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/finished/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/finished/#comments Thu, 17 Dec 2009 05:37:37 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1212 Finished The time before – the build up The time after – thought In between there is the void In that void there is me Anger has caused my hands to bleed I am so alone in my mind Staring as the blood becomes Oval jewels within the cuts I will not clean them Not until this is finished When she was out of sight I pulled off my hoody And laid, shivering uncontrollably On my floor Now, Now I am finished Now I shall cleanse More Poetry by Silencio Barnes

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December 2009 Plans https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/december-2009-plans/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/december-2009-plans/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2009 22:46:52 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1165 Now that NaNoWriMo 2009 is over and done with, I can return to some of the things I left hanging. Most importantly, my Eternal Figments of Reality poetry project. Also, there are a few other things I’d like to get through between now and over the course of December. So, here’s the itinerary for December. The things I will attempt to do. Semi Regular blog posts! I’ve already started this, and although my blog isn’t quite defined as far as content goes yet, I’m going to start posting all those things that pop into my mind to post…so prepare for […]

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Failing NaNoWriMo 2009 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/failing-nanowrimo-2009/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/failing-nanowrimo-2009/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2009 22:42:49 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1162 Failing NaNoWriMo 2009 and What I Learned From the Experience Well, it’s now December 1st, and my word count stands still at only a 5th of what’s required to complete NaNoWriMo during the month of November. When I started, I was determined to get through this and finish it. It was the first time that I actively participated, and I was all fired up and ready to go. At first, it seemed fairly easy. I just started writing. No pre-planning, no pre-thought. I wrote a few hundred words, just to see what came out. What I got was this speculative […]

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Asking for Help https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/asking-for-help/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/asking-for-help/#comments Sun, 22 Nov 2009 00:08:50 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1153 Today, my horoscope had this to say: You should find that people are more than willing to step up and help you in almost any way you need them to — but of course you’ve got to swallow your pride and ask directly first! I’m not an avid follower of all things astrological or anything like that, but this really caught my attention. It’s something that I’ve dealt with for a long time: my absolute refusal to ask for help. I Ask For Help…Sometimes Yes, I ask for help for small and insignificant things, but I have a lot of […]

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About Eternal Figments of Reality https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/about-eternal-figments-of-reality/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/about-eternal-figments-of-reality/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2009 01:50:22 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1075 What’s It All About? Over the last several years,  I’ve been posting poetry here and there online. I figured that I needed to gather all this stuff up into one place. I had always toyed with the idea of getting everything I did online together and making my first book out of that. Unfortunately, I was much too lazy to hunt it all down, let alone do any actual rewriting. Also, once you post poetry online, it’s pretty hard to sell. That’s because you already gave up first rights, which is what a lot of publishers buy. I think I […]

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A Day in May https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/a-day-in-may/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/a-day-in-may/#respond Sat, 02 May 2009 20:46:59 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2388 A Day in May (for Rena) On a warm day in May – sun desperate To peek from behind playful clouds, Warm, but not unpleasant, And slender fingers of conversation Or music or traffic noise from in the distance Play the melody of life in my ears – I think of you. Not just you, but the youthful Patterns of your speech The not so subtle images That I seek before I sleep The stance the glance what’s in those pants You smile I watch my day enhance You moan I pray I get my chance You laugh I think […]

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On Love (Refrain) https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-love-refrain/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-love-refrain/#respond Thu, 21 Aug 2008 20:56:29 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=968 This poem is a refrain (so to speak) of “On Love“ On Love (Refrain) Oft-quoted poetYou can have those summer days I cherish the darkness, the secrecyOf a black-blue night When you can see right throughLight’s absence Eyes reflecting eyesReflecting eyes To one who asked howCould forever be in a glance Gift-wrapped soulRibbons of silver and black For you Unlike harmonizing angelsAnd the basic nature of god itself More like raucousSometimes annoying Your laughI would not trade For beads or landsNever a part without the whole Struggling to be deeperThan ancient minds Or blood diamond minesTrying to express What I […]

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On Love https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-love/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-love/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2008 20:55:46 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=965 On Love Realization struck Chord of dissonance Opening the universe Revealing truth Youth A condition of unbearable want Disguised as need Between Heaven and Hell Lies a conversation You laugh, a poet That can’t express himself Exhortation Back to Sentiments of the Cerebral More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality

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I, of the Streets https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/i-of-the-streets/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/i-of-the-streets/#respond Tue, 12 Aug 2008 20:52:00 +0000 http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=178344575&blogID=423480418 I, of the Streets Concrete and asphalt Give birth Pain provides seed Death gives unto Gain the motivation How can soul exist When hearts beat Into submission And truth is abstract Back to Sentiments of the Cerebral More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality

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Pachelbel: Canon in D https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/pachelbel-canon-in-d/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/pachelbel-canon-in-d/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2008 11:32:00 +0000 http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=178344575&blogID=421699437 Pachelbel: Canon in D Like waves washing over sensitive skin It is but the touch of her hand She probes in places Used to gentle handling Lightly kisses others Flowing steadily downwards Eyes blood and lips One moans The other sighs I cannot tell which She is the living Breathing aphrodisiac Forever arousing Reversal As she penetrates In only the way A woman can Spiritually Mentally Physically Thighs wrapped Around thighs Silent participants Keeping pleasure inside Heavy the breathing Shared between Lips that press Grabbing hips To hold on During rides A matter of safety It comes forward An uncontrollable […]

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On Nature https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-nature/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-nature/#respond Tue, 05 Aug 2008 05:57:00 +0000 http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=178344575&blogID=421158630 On Nature Growing till crescendo It’s consuming more and more It cannot see beyond its window It ignores all open doors It’s been climbing towards an apex Since it crawled up from the shores Adherent first, then master next Then driven to explore It evolves as it ingests It learns to see in metaphor Exploration turns conquest Its survival becomes a war A parasite that kills its host Yet it assumes it will endure Matricidal, yet it boasts Of how its intentions are pure By killing life, it kills itself Revealing its own inner flaw By killing life, it kills […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-nature/feed/ 0 On Nature Growing till crescendo It’s consuming more and more It cannot see beyond its window It ignores all open doors It’s been climbing towards an apex Since it crawled up from the shores Adherent first, On Nature
Growing till crescendo
It’s consuming more and more
It cannot see beyond its window
It ignores all open doors
It’s been climbing towards an apex
Since it crawled up from the shores
Adherent first, then master next
Then driven to explore
It evolves as it ingests
It learns to see in metaphor
Exploration turns conquest
Its survival becomes a war
A parasite that kills its host
Yet it assumes it will endure
Matricidal, yet it boasts
Of how its intentions are pure
By killing life, it kills itself
Revealing its own inner flaw
By killing life, it kills itself
Revealing its own inner flaw
Touch upon the fabric
Tight knitted from the corpse
Of a god whose fingers weaved
The breath of life then set its course
Lungs of trees that breathe and birth
The breath of those that need its force
They kill those beings and kill their dreams
Then seek another source
They chop the flesh of kings that speak
With sunlight through their leaves
They poison their own air and think
That’s just the thing they need
They feel the loss but ignore the pain
And they plain refuse to grieve
They look to the stars instead and dream
Of what they can achieve by being thieves
By killing life, they kill themselves
Revealing their own inner flaws
By killing life, they kill themselves
Revealing their own inner flaws
He raised his hand and cursed the land
He applies his mind to destruction
He understands that he is man
And prone to pure corruption
He plants his seeds and from the surface bursts
Man-made constructions
That crumble just like any vision made real
Through man’s induction
Life interrupted
Death intervened
On behalf of assumptions
That he is the king
Of the land
Of the seas
Of the grass
And the trees
Of the Heavens and Earths
But his existence is perverse
He commits treason by his birth
And thinks the reason is his worth
By killing life, he kills himself
Revealing his own inner flaws
By killing life, he kills himself
Revealing his own inner flaws

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Astonished https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/astonished/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/astonished/#respond Wed, 14 May 2008 09:20:59 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=970 Astonished Astonished that my goddess walks in the flesh Regal and sensual she strides through my rest Eternal and forever and a day and my wish Please grant me forever to savor your kiss Level upon level of depth in your touch Yesterday is today and tomorrow is us Future is now when me and you fuss Or when me and you crush upon rose petaled lust Reward is your smile like the sky in the dawn You win me with wiles and I drown in your storms O goddess I read through the lines of your psalms Under your […]

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Rap Music…Is It Music? https://silenciobarnes.net/music/rap-music-is-it-music/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/rap-music-is-it-music/#respond Mon, 31 Dec 2007 15:57:00 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/12/31/2007/rap-music-is-it-music/ The question constantly comes up: Can you consider rap music as “real music”? The silliness of this question borders on straight absurdity. Of course it’s real music. Not only by straight definition (which, according to Dictionary.com’s unabridged dictionary is “an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.”1), but also by its very being; its essence. How could you deny that it’s music? That’s akin to seeing a person’s eye but saying it’s a nose. Absurd.     Why Some People Do Not Think Rap Music […]

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Roleplay https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/roleplay/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/roleplay/#comments Sun, 13 May 2007 03:21:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/05/roleplay.html Roleplay In the post afternoon Twilight I saw her Just as night dropped Upon the atmosphere Like the wings of the Universe folding in on itself Cloaking the empty streets In tempered darkness Empty but for she Filling in all my blanks Angel of night dark seraph Street lights framing her With a pale yellow halo Assuredly a divine nimbus We both inhaled She/The thick Newport smoke And I/Her Slowly it unfolded This opera complete With music playing Jazz like in my head Her motion like snake Her stride like a wave Crashing upon the Beach of my subconscious Sweet […]

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Militainment https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/militainment/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/militainment/#respond Sun, 13 May 2007 03:12:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/05/militainment.html Militainment Believing in but never seeing The Heathen, a lesser demon It’s scheming on my soul It’s infrequent but never leaving Ether bleeding out of my pores My spirit leaking Soaked into the Earths rotted core A saddened creature A battered preacher How to die, the radicals teach us Students teaching the teachers And they dying to reach us Why is it that we shackle ourselves Then cry for freedom Metaphorically speaking Our hearts are terminally weakened Infirmaries are full of the lives we have forsaken Mating with injustice and giving birth to complacence Strangle life choke off our health, […]

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Prostitution (female) https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/prostitution-female/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/prostitution-female/#comments Tue, 08 May 2007 19:28:00 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/05/08/2007/prostitution-female/ Throughout the world, and even throughout history, prostitution has been many different things to different people. I specify female prostitution here only because the connotation of the word more readily implies women. But much of what I write here applies to men as well. A Time and Place for Prostitution There have been times, and places, where forms of prostitution were (are) a somewhat dignified profession. Places where a prostitute was akin to a modern-day movie star. Times when prostitution was a sacred, almost religious act. It’s not called the world’s oldest profession for nothing. Most people today only know […]

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Colors https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/colors/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/colors/#respond Sat, 05 May 2007 03:18:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/05/colors.html Colors Each design seemed of mirrors Sliced thin to string And woven thread-like Into the fabric Of her blood blue jeans If I concentrated hard enough I could truly See myself in her pants Silk blouse – The color of A six winged angel’s Lust – Hung loosely About her left shoulder, Line slanting Tightening about her chest Before disappearing Underneath her right Underarm She took a step In those glass heels And then another Scraping scratching Breaking again and again Something inside of me She walked like The moon sings Body shaped Like a black hole’s Orgasm As if […]

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Dating Sites https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/dating-sites/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/dating-sites/#respond Sun, 29 Apr 2007 18:41:00 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/04/29/2007/dating-sites/ When I first started looking at dating sites back in the day I was looking for what most men were looking for, sex. Unfortunately, sex was not to be found. Instead, I’d always come across these no-name sites that wanted you to pay real money just to send an email. Those days are long gone. Even though nowadays my primary focus has grown up a little and I am no longer searching for that one thing, there are now sites devoted strictly to you finding a sex partner…locally. How convenient is that? These days I am more about finding someone […]

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Once Kings https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/once-kings/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/once-kings/#comments Sun, 22 Apr 2007 08:34:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/04/once-kings.html Once Kings oh how we sometimes fall walking through bottles of prescription inscriptions five cent deposits living off change loose pocket currents the once great halls of kings now alleyways of whispers quite talks of used coffee cups containing livelihood a quarter of a quarter or a nickel plus silver crown of aluminum grasped in a withered fist so low we’ve fallen so low through cracks of words of poets and radicals where then where is it that promised revolution More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality

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Home Away https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/home-away/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/home-away/#respond Sun, 22 Apr 2007 08:27:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/04/home-away.html Home Away Wooden floorboards Brown piano keys Form a crazy melody Stained with black Marks – memories Of old chewing gum Left by careless child Made permanent By the trod of Unseeing foot wear Fused into less than Intricate patterns In need of a lot more Than the push of the Broom or the polish Of a mop Home away / From home A small grate, obdurate Defying the floor board’s Complete dominance Unused Chimney – Dust claiming soot’s Living area – bordered By ornate figurines and Decorations, peculiar odds Curious ends Picture frames Suspended on cracked Walls – rewind […]

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Take Me Home https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/take-me-home/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/take-me-home/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2007 19:06:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/04/take-me-home.html Take Me Home Thick Newport smoke filters through every pore of my universe Choking every verse spoken and coughing they burst From my mind where they birthed through my mouth till it hurts Cause my vocals are burned by the heat Spilling forth from the womb that is thought Though its god is the Word of the sea springing up Giving form to the soul and the features of such That have flown through the blood pumping beat Take me home for I die and never could see How the firefly mimics the soul and I keep On hoping to […]

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Tears From Fire https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/tears-from-fire/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/tears-from-fire/#comments Mon, 09 Apr 2007 22:20:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/04/tears-from-fire.html Tears From Fire Tears from fire Shed blood for blood The pain of the flesh Reflects the pleasure Toss fate into the wind Caution to the waves And breathe deeply Inhale the breath of the universe Exhale darkness Catch a single grain of sand On the tip of an eye lash And dream of deserts More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality

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Ambiance https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/ambiance/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/ambiance/#comments Mon, 09 Apr 2007 21:56:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/04/ambiance.html Ambiance The ambiance of the child bearer Visualization is lost Screaming spreads religious thought Children pity adults and follow each other Peer pressure made me do it Close my eyes and go back To the third person him her it Back to Sentiments of the Cerebral More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality *If you found this poem while looking for the wonderful Ambiance “environment enhancer” iPhone app (iPod Touch and iPad too), then click here http://j.mp/AmbianceIphoneApp

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Flowing https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/flowing/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/flowing/#comments Sat, 31 Mar 2007 00:37:27 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/?p=84 Flowing And so it flows Of, and yet forming Universal spirit Black and expansive Sending unto all Sentiments of the cerebral Seasons like lovers Beauty trapped in the void To release it Ruin Therefore Beauty in death Pandora’s observation Flowing Free of burden Laden with continuance Perpetuation The ending Is the beginning Of forever Back to Sentiments of the Cerebral More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality

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Missed Your Call https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/missed-your-call/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/missed-your-call/#comments Sat, 31 Mar 2007 00:53:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/missed-your-call.html Missed Your Call It shall be called corruption This seed of lust and ignorance That bends us in it’s clutches Whose fault who struck who twanged the string That preludes our destruction Whose name to blame who gains this thing We both reached out to touch it Thinking it was freedom gained Thinking we’d be free to sing The song of losing nothing But we were wrong Yet we march on I didn’t change the tone And so each day you phone It plays our song… It plays our song… It plays our song… It plays our song… And that […]

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Ascendance https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/ascendance/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/ascendance/#comments Tue, 20 Mar 2007 18:56:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/ascendance.html Ascendance   It was one of those nights When lunar wombs Became pregnant With the words of distant stars And gray matter preached Of the existence of an Inter/Inner planetary fire That burns Into ashes That I blow Away into infinity Causing the birth Of a new universe As I tap the cigarette ash Into the ashtray I wonder Does this then make me God This power over life and death   Though this life and that death May only be my own More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More from the Eternal Figments of Reality Series

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Mirrors https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/mirrors/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/mirrors/#comments Sun, 18 Mar 2007 21:17:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/mirrors.html Mirrors I see god multiplied a trillion times Each time I look into the mirror Each word grinds against each man’s knowing Until each man’s doings reflect me I see skies that reflect the brilliance of each man’s mind Clouds that rain the tears of each mans eyes Salty rivers that flow between the shores of each mans sighs Mimicking the tears I cry Each man that died left pieces of me That consolidate and coincide with my own memories So I am history made flesh and stuck on repeat I am death made life supernatural energy I am shallow […]

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I see god multiplied a trillion times
Each time I look into the mirror
Each word grinds against each man’s knowing
Until each man’s doings reflect me
I see skies that reflect the brilliance of each man’s mind
Clouds that rain the tears of each mans eyes
Salty rivers that flow between the shores of each mans sighs
Mimicking the tears I cry
Each man that died left pieces of me
That consolidate and coincide with my own memories
So I am history made flesh and stuck on repeat
I am death made life supernatural energy
I am shallow made depth unnaturally deep
Breathless he died but some how I am he
“So breathe,” I tell myself as he watches me behind the glass
“Please!” Pleads my ghost for he wants to pass
Like time and like tide, like seasons that last
From the first to the grave, future to past
My thought be computer that crashed like Phoenix to ash
Rebooted new user repeated new data gets keyed then deleted
Never new but rehashed
Reverse then rebirth we regurgitate lies
We rehearse for the hearse as we act out our lives
Rewind then revise, restructured design
Reconstructed from minds that exist throughout time
Was I born when my father released in her thighs
Or when his father danced with grandmother and died
Melted to death in the pool of her eyes
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On Death https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-death/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-death/#respond Sun, 18 Mar 2007 19:56:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/?p=75 On Death It came one night and told me From beneath a cowl of utter night Starless and stark its smile spread And chilled me like the thought of death Nihility it muttered and Nothingness it said While saying nothing As the one hand That clapped Echoing in my skull Lonely and alone Hungry to atone To that which lies beyond my sight Upon an empty throne Deliver me I cried to night Save me from the flood Of emptiness and nothingness That lies to flower’s bud For to bloom like seasons lost And come again too soon Only to […]

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The Killing Joke https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/killing-joke/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/killing-joke/#comments Sun, 18 Mar 2007 19:44:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/the-killing-joke.html The Killing Joke A world within Where feelings end and life begins Called thought Where the process that turns The ethereal into a man dead Rationale to feed his kids Where those questions dwell Never asked out loud But fermenting into a false fact It becomes a given That your man is in all truth Sleeping around A world within Where feelings end and life begins Called thought Where the process that turns The ethereal into a solid hate So strong That skin color Or hair or eye or flag Becomes not one of a spectrum But one of the […]

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Planets Misaligned https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/planets-misaligned/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/planets-misaligned/#respond Wed, 14 Mar 2007 21:49:01 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/?p=70 Planets Misaligned It struggles to be noticed Amongst a million of its brothers All vying for attention Armless yet reaching It remembers when They were but one And yearns to return To before It remembers the womb And aches to tell Me of existence As I walk this Sandy shore More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality

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Serpent’s Tongue https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/serpents-tongue/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/serpents-tongue/#respond Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/in-the-beginning-serpents-tongue-an-abecedarian.html Serpent’s Tongue Apple of eyes, fruit of the womb Beneath petalum lashes Color consumes Declaration of absence from Earth’s metal tomb Forgotten, a past that is Gone all too soon Hell is predicted one dark afternoon Inhaled by the victim Justified by the tension then Killed by the witness Legalized and consumed Made into a prison that spells out our doom Named “He is Risen” we followed like fools Opened the sepulcher Pandora entombed by her own curiosity Questioned by whom Rescinded by one yet accepted by two Said man and said woman The serpent’s dark croon Unlimited knowledge it […]

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Serpent’s Tongue
Apple of eyes, fruit of the womb
Beneath petalum lashes
Color consumes
Declaration of absence from
Earth’s metal tomb
Forgotten, a past that is
Gone all too soon
Hell is predicted one dark afternoon
Inhaled by the victim
Justified by the tension then
Killed by the witness
Legalized and consumed
Made into a prison that spells out our doom
Named “He is Risen” we followed like fools
Opened the sepulcher
Pandora entombed by her own curiosity
Questioned by whom
Rescinded by one yet accepted by two
Said man and said woman
The serpent’s dark croon
Unlimited knowledge it sang was our due
Venom so sweet that it sang to our souls
Water and dirt sprang forth man, it was so
Xenophobe made them alike to himself
Yet left them with naught in their brains but their souls
Zenith of innocence lost to us all
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Serpent’s Tongue Remix
Here’s a version of Serpent’s Tongue that a friend of mines set to music. I plan to use it, and other tracks, in a project called SilentFilm.

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Reflections aka Mirrors Redux https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/reflections-rev02-aka-mirrors-redux/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/reflections-rev02-aka-mirrors-redux/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2007 09:31:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/reflections-rev02-aka-mirrors-redux.html Reflections aka Mirrors Redux (a re-imagining of Mirrors) Fortune told like mirrors reflect Life in continuance Stuck in perpetual innocence Without the benefits Waters that flow A rapid repetitiveness Sea of life dying From lack of intelligence Drinking to sate But that thirst he will never quench As man drains the Gaia fountain While searching for better gifts Fortune like mirrors Disguises benevolence Or reveals his malevolence True image is reticent For the truth is three sided Translucent and elegant An illusion disguised As a proof that’s Heaven sent But the truth of the truth Is that truth is irrelevant […]

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The Response 2: Spirit of Light Heart of Dark https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-response-2-spirit-of-light-heart-of-dark/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-response-2-spirit-of-light-heart-of-dark/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2007 11:23:44 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=974 Spirit of Light Heart of Dark Serenity obtained through reflection Obscenities sustained by correction Phallic imagery, erection That means I stand up To my enemies and questions Battles may be fought But the winner learns a lesson The loser learns nothing but To get a better weapon So prepare for the double edge Beware this insurrection My challenger and friendly foe You offer roses when the sword creates a better flow Slice Just to let you know Slice Here’s a cynics quote “We are here for nothing” Life just won’t let us go Slice Hope you understand Slice The light […]

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Final Notice https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/final-notice/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/final-notice/#respond Sun, 10 Dec 2006 21:40:44 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=947 Final Notice I saw Death caress the neck of her The rest of her rest in peace within the sepulcher “Love lost love gained,” sang the messenger The one truth is that pain is the lecturer Fame is the death of us Chained to the nebula Ocean deep is he who sees through the veil of us But never takes it off Laid upon a bed of myrrh Stars flowing through my veins where the final war Will be fought upon the plains of my darkest thoughts “Make it stop,” screamed the child as his eyes watched on But it […]

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Final Notice
I saw Death caress the neck of her
The rest of her rest in peace within the sepulcher
“Love lost love gained,” sang the messenger
The one truth is that pain is the lecturer
Fame is the death of us
Chained to the nebula
Ocean deep is he who sees through the veil of us
But never takes it off
Laid upon a bed of myrrh
Stars flowing through my veins where the final war
Will be fought upon the plains of my darkest thoughts
“Make it stop,” screamed the child as his eyes watched on
But it did not; instead it fades into the final chorus
The final song the final days the final silent opus
The final grave the final night the final hocus pocus
Alakazam this final prayer is your final notice
So take heed
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The Speech https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-speech/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-speech/#respond Sat, 09 Dec 2006 01:02:18 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=912 The Speech I’m tired in an empty seat It’s full of me, but I’m dozing off So I can’t see I’d rather sleep Instead of hearing What you got to say I wanna leave Give me room Let a person breathe I’m suffering Suffocating on the Empty words Distracted daze Got me in a cage Of passive verbs Let me out Let me live free And be me Let me eat Let me practice What I never preach Let me breathe Let me see what I wanna see Let me swim Let me fly Let my prescience seep Into the […]

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I’m tired in an empty seat
It’s full of me, but I’m dozing off
So I can’t see
I’d rather sleep
Instead of hearing
What you got to say
I wanna leave
Give me room
Let a person breathe
I’m suffering
Suffocating on the
Empty words
Distracted daze
Got me in a cage
Of passive verbs
Let me out
Let me live free
And be me
Let me eat
Let me practice
What I never preach
Let me breathe
Let me see what
I wanna see
Let me swim
Let me fly
Let my prescience seep
Into the sky
Let my roots
Sink forever deep
Let me drink
Let me die
A forever sleep
It get’s me high
When they talk about
What they don’t know
About my chance
About my fate
About where I can go
I wanna laugh
Wanna cry
Wanna cut the throat
Of the Man
Understand
This is how it goes
Let me live
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Likeness of Beauty (For Lilianne) https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/likeness-of-beauty/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/likeness-of-beauty/#comments Sat, 02 Dec 2006 01:09:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/likeness-of-beauty-for-lilianne.html Likeness of Beauty (For Lilianne) Likeness of beauty sculptured by god and placed before me I rise to your light outstretch to your smile you grow in my mind I am lost in your cloud Lioness on the prowl I am your prey and I pray in the night that you are my fate Incite my insight with your beautiful ways that splash me like waves And enrapture my gaze captured and trapped you torture with grace Natural that I should write to the page then read it aloud to you right to your face Notice your smile when I […]

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Plaintive Waters https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/plaintive-waters/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/plaintive-waters/#comments Thu, 23 Nov 2006 06:17:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/plaintive-waters.html Plaintive Waters Test the waters The surface breaks Ripples are the daughters Of the stone as it sinks Into the river Reflections of vain beauty Narcissus shivers In the presence Of detection of his sins Making of him Man the Lesser Manic depressive To drown sinking stone Return to the essence Aphrodite born from the waves Every mans mistress Chasing her until the grave Divination of the question That is whispered to the air And to the gods There is no answer And to man there is no reason So he closes up his mind And in his rhyme can […]

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Nigger https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/nigger/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/nigger/#respond Sun, 19 Nov 2006 18:20:37 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=906 Nigger I could almost Taste The word Before it grew From your lips Like so much Strange fruit Made my mouth water Yea, I’ve tasted That bitterness before On Southern plantations And Northern courts Well, you know where You know why I’m sure you Already know The story Written in blood Upon this Nation’s subconscious You define me You put me In a category Not of my choosing That word Leaving your mouth My prison My class My hoody My hair My music My ass My step and My bop My rhythm My sass My streets My knowledge My saxophone […]

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Except For Dreams https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/except-for-dreams/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/except-for-dreams/#respond Sat, 11 Nov 2006 14:19:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/except-for-dreams.html Except For Dreams It’s so hard To go forward He said looking Slightly to the sky So hard to build Easy to destroy Why do you Think that is He asked me Awaiting an answer That he knew I knew A pause As birds Fly across The sunlit Skies screaming Their freedom Except for dreams He said before I could answer Except for dreams More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More from the Eternal Figments of Reality Series

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Pen https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/pen/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/pen/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2006 14:12:20 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=872 Pen A tear ruptures the frame Individual reality screaming Abstract enlightenment unworded Expressionless it dwells within Ripping through all thought Until there is only One To share verbalize explain To open perspective eye ear mind End beliefs and believe anew Mind out of time speaks to the next Mouth piece of the brain Salivating theories That pool into words Instrument of birth Spilling life between the margins More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality

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Excuses https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/excuses/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/excuses/#respond Wed, 11 Oct 2006 23:42:05 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=866 Excuses Marriage of media to beast Slave to foreign currencies That wash ashore on native currents Indigenous the waters Extraterrestrial the life That drinks of its body “To live,” thus spake the parasite Heliocentric view that we may see Blinded by its looks Literal interpretations Of ancient fiction Over wine laid on the backs Of prostrate children “To live,” thus spake the parasite Fire from skies akin To some ancient fulfillment Arms racing like two hands Moving forward to grasp the same things Greedy to crush that which offends The beholder’s eye “To live,” thus spake the parasite More Poetry […]

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Below the Mountain https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/below-the-mountain/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/below-the-mountain/#respond Wed, 11 Oct 2006 12:24:01 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=860 Below the Mountain Said the Oracle It is a given that time Moves and is measured Increments within cerebral boundaries So in essence / Ancestor of existence Inner thought can make love to eternity Conceiving internal immortality Watching silently as the Oracle pleasures herself With her own wisdom Watching the heart Measure the pulse Of limited life Watching lives Lengths measured By thoughts and mind The consciousness stream for Ever measured within itself Said she below the mountain Imperishable! More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from the Eternal Figments of Reality Series

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How I Feel About You Redux https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/how-i-feel-about-you-redux/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/how-i-feel-about-you-redux/#respond Mon, 09 Oct 2006 00:19:37 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=790 How I Feel About You Redux You wrap around Snake in flesh Bite delivers pain Pale is she Scales of winter Burn like crimson flame Her words like death Disguised as life It hurts to say her name To those that ask Surrogate wife I choke her in my dreams We fall we fall we dance through the air On wings of angels slain We talk of things from one to the next But we never can hear a thing We die resurrect just to hang by our necks Just a test my choir would sing I sing I sing […]

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How I Feel About You https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/how-i-feel-about-you/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/how-i-feel-about-you/#comments Sat, 07 Oct 2006 20:18:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/how-i-feel-about-you.html How I Feel About You Shafts of light melt icy will Causing a river of emotion To cascade down a mountain of desire Reaching for the salty oceans of love Thoughts evaporate Into clouds of intelligence Occupying a sky of acquired knowledge Raining wisdom Upon grounds of understanding Muddying my perception Back to Sentiments of the Cerebral More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More from the Eternal Figments of Reality Series I suppose the title explains it all…a short poem of mines, really just one big metaphor 🙂 – read it and find others at: http://bit.ly/HowIFeelAboutU Posted by SilencioBarnes on Monday, June […]

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The Response https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-response/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-response/#comments Tue, 12 Sep 2006 09:13:31 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=972 The Response On the page is the battleground Pen equals sword and the cuts Spill ink and the words lay opponents down She choked on the image he invoked When he said that his head so feels Like a cage full of cynic’s quotes Brave be the being that would soak Up dictated prose rather than listen to the notes That its spirit wrote Age twenty four named Ra Sun of many hosts A believer in the magic that created what so many know That’s knowledge and I’m ready for the stones That so many throw Bet you that I’ll […]

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Styx https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/styx/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/styx/#comments Fri, 01 Sep 2006 11:36:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/styx.html Styx For I am not scared he said To the man in black Fearing the dark rebuttal Flew the lie upon wings Of sanity’s dieing light It hangs in dark skies Cloudy his thoughts and eyes dark Misted the rivers For who dares cross that liquid Body without tears Gold coin pressed beneath their tongues Odyssey’s payment… More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality River of Tears I also used this poem, Styx, as part of an intro to a song from an unfinished album, Stark Silence – the song is called River of Tears, you […]

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Beyond Your Surface https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/beyond-your-surface/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/beyond-your-surface/#respond Fri, 25 Aug 2006 00:09:06 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=776 Beyond Your Surface I can see beyond the surface Pass the shouting and the cursing That deep within yourself You are shallow/without purpose Like a stagnant/fetid pool That hides behind a pretty curtain But baby I can see I can see beyond the surface Pass the talk of you by you for you Pass your feelings as a person Pass the promises you made With full intent to leave them broken But I’m not blind nor I a fool That closes eyes if I’m not certain Because I can see, yes I can see I can see beyond the surface […]

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A Need To Fall In Love https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/a-need-to-fall-in-love/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/a-need-to-fall-in-love/#respond Tue, 25 Jul 2006 08:15:34 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=768 A Need to Fall in Love And she looked at me Right into these two browns And Said Child, You need to fall in love Well Well Well I’ve started love I’ve finished love I’ve learned how words Can diminish love I’ve followed roads To the ends of love To make a long story short I’ve been in love I was in love I’m still in love This diamond ring on my pinky Used to be on her I wasn’t birthed by love I was cursed by love I know that look in her eyes When I hurt my love […]

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