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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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"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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https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/our-sacrifice/feed/ 0 “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,
“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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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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#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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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To Hear https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/to-hear/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/to-hear/#respond Sat, 02 Aug 2008 11:40:00 +0000 http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=178344575&blogID=420502948 To Hear A murmur ran through the crowd. From your lips, whispers, “We should leave.” We should breathe. Suffocated by the press of people and smoke, filtered through empty minds. “We can make it back in time,” you said quietly to my ear. We can be as one, or two, together. Pressed between car door and car door, and backseat. “…,” I said, as your lips lightly touch lobe. Afterwards, we laughed Then, we loved More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality

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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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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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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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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 bearerVisualization is lost Screaming spreads religious thoughtChildren pity adults and follow each other Peer pressure made me do itClose my eyes and go back To the third personhim her it Back to Sentiments of the Cerebral More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality

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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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Possibilities https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/possibilities/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/possibilities/#respond Tue, 18 Jul 2006 00:19:40 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=761 Possibilities Just as you were walking out, I was walking in. The catalyst that caused the death of a dream that could have been. Back to Sentiments of the Cerebral More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality

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On Actions https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-actions/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-actions/#respond Mon, 29 May 2006 05:17:43 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=752 On Actions Remember He said Actions are but extensions of thought And to live is to sin Existence is bitter Survival sweet Reap what you wrought And weep Shed tears for what is lost When you commit To commit More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality

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Pon the Page https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/pon-the-page/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/pon-the-page/#respond Sun, 21 May 2006 16:51:52 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=737 Pon the Page In the air it floats A whisper of a hope But it screams in my ear As if the river forms its throat Splashing through my thought I echo what it taught From my mouth is birthed The verse of all that’s written I am caught Trapped amidst the lines Locked behind the words Yet flying free the word and me As distant as the birds That mock me with their songs Of freedom since long gone Of dancing pon the ocean floor With tides that float along And ties that bind my work And ridicule my […]

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Pon the Page
In the air it floats
A whisper of a hope
But it screams in my ear
As if the river forms its throat
Splashing through my thought
I echo what it taught
From my mouth is birthed
The verse of all that’s written
I am caught
Trapped amidst the lines
Locked behind the words
Yet flying free the word and me
As distant as the birds
That mock me with their songs
Of freedom since long gone
Of dancing pon the ocean floor
With tides that float along
And ties that bind my work
And ridicule my worth
Pon the page is laid a testament
That spells my written curse
I die of thirst that must be quenched
The audience my crutch
I lean upon the open rift
And fall through ink stained touch
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the birth https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/birth/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/birth/#comments Thu, 27 Apr 2006 12:42:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/the-birth.html the birth dazzled and blinded by glances from stars that lie distant and hard to find glist’ning from darker skies witnessed and listed it’s fitted to brighter minds kisses from heaven they lifted from mama’s thighs wet red and bawling and screaming and traumatized the soul saw its chance and it leaped and they harmonized and so now the dance will begin until harder times when soul departs man and we weep and we cauterize wounds that are ragged and deep a dragon that sleeps in our dreams can be seen in our father’s eyes passed down for us to […]

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That Night https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/that-night/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/that-night/#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2006 12:40:11 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=728 That Night Tasted but for seconds upon tongues of spite And spit into the heavens Acidic, like the words, spoken mouth to mouth Quoted as those long dead writhe And grind Against my brain Pain That blossoms behind the eyes and before the fall The darkness cries, and the tears that rise from Its shattered guise reflects that night Or reflects the lie that was told, like light to those That are blind To those that mourned when you said goodbye And I I turned a dry eye and laughed More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from the Eternal […]

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Broken Melody https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/broken-melody/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/broken-melody/#respond Sun, 16 Apr 2006 22:27:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/04/broken-melody.html Broken Melody Emotion painted Upon canvas of Shivering flesh A blind artist’s gift Another holds the hands Slightly shaking Sweat drenched grip Of the one that holds the self Bitter heart weeps Cries for the masterpiece That hangs within flesh Like anchored soul Lost light lies Telling false truths Prelude to darkness Life’s epilogue And anger swells As anger oft does As she holds me Without knowing Without knowing Of small particles That create all that is And all that was All emotion Trapped within Without they ripple Upon her skin We love on levels hidden You and I silently […]

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Time https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/time/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/time/#comments Thu, 23 Mar 2006 22:49:41 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=707 Time Time is you and me holding hands, to the point where I cannot begin to understand where you end and I begin.   Time is your eyes gazing into mines, as if blind to the world we’re trying to find each other’s light.   Time is that brief second it takes for you to walk past me and not notice, to harass me not knowing that each touch is like Heaven trapped in that motion.   Time is eternal. Heat like a passionate lust that grows into something only felt by us.   Time is vast like your heart, […]

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Opportunities Past https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/opportunities-past/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/opportunities-past/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2006 22:47:00 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=685 Opportunities Past Gliding, like bird, low over ground Never touching soil She runs over the pavement of my mind Each footfall echoes like thunder within my Inner ear Beauty graces the scene Artistry of a nature unparalleled To my grave will this graven image follow me To this day does that perfection inspire Flawless flower of woman blossomed Ocean deep the feelings stirred Like river flood, rush of thoughts Aphrodite unveiled Heaven parts and you step forward Fog my thought and then disappear Gift of sight,  feast for eyes, inspiration For that one moment I truly submit And ask for […]

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Gutter Child https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/gutter-child/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/gutter-child/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2006 22:44:24 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=679 Gutter Child She was lost, beautiful gutter child Life for her was killing time Remorseless eyes shimmered With missing tears, as Chronos died What’s left after? Nothing Can come from nothing Youthful forever melts Into an adult’s dying laughter She grew quickly, for no one can deny The streets’ aging factor She lived fast a slow death Knowing that our lives are slow torture Your dying screams Are your life giving breath I admired her strength She never questioned “why” to the unseen We purposefully never tried to find the lost tears But still, we surreptitiously peeked Into dark shadows […]

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August 22, 1787 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/august-22-1787/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/august-22-1787/#comments Mon, 02 Jan 2006 21:43:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/august-22-1787.html August 22, 1787 Fatigued from running Through the universe of thoughts That exists as a single incident in his mind He rests, weary of everything Stopping he seats himself On the edge of a reality Defined by diseased greens And torn pavements Still awaiting the towns nurturing hand Carbon copies of what life once was He yearns for leisure A freedom earned by struggle Day to day as regular as suns and moons Cycles of life and death unending Currents that ebb and flow With the coming of today’s bill Added to yesterday’s stack The regularity of nicotine puffs Reminiscent […]

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Mendacious https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/mendacious/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/mendacious/#respond Mon, 02 Jan 2006 21:38:26 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=672 Mendacious Walls deteriorate Peel back like severed flesh Or truth, shining through Layer, after thick Greasy sometimes bloody Layer of lies A night lover False affection For right prices More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from the Eternal Figment of Reality

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Dilemma https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/my-dilemma/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/my-dilemma/#respond Wed, 07 Dec 2005 03:00:43 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=665 Dilemma After telling him I was broke Had no car and no job And couldn’t get one without the other He turned to me with that slight grin That never leaves his face “Nigga, you better sell that neem” Neem being a word used for crack of course Funny story behind that but at the moment Not so important Just remember That every now and then The language shifts New metaphors For the same life Gotta keep it fresh He goes on to tell me my life’s story “Son,” He says “You are the only person That doesn’t touch the […]

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A Metaphor https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/a-metaphor/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/a-metaphor/#comments Fri, 02 Dec 2005 10:21:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/12/a-metaphor.html A Metaphor Fellated soul releases into the ever spreading darkness Come She whispered And thus was our trade A metaphor *Inspired By A Very, Very Good Poet More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality

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More Than Once https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/more-than-once/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/more-than-once/#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2005 03:04:21 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=660 More Than Once Like night and day The light that darkens Hearts prescribe To ease the pain The two Like lightning Strike the same Once told Impossible My burns Displayed For all to see It could happen to you It happened to me More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from the Eternal Figments of Reality

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Morning https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/morning/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/morning/#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2005 03:00:08 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=654 Morning We slowly fell asleep that night Between us, snoring loudly Lay our doubts Our desires lay upon the floor Dead to the world Awakened by heat I found the sun Where a woman once laid And my doubts burned away As yours were quietly laid to rest More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality

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The Colour of Her Eyes https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-colour-of-her-eyes/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-colour-of-her-eyes/#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2005 02:29:15 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=646 The Colour of Her Eyes A moonlight dream A mirror’s glare Heaven trapped A star blazing above rainbow colored glass The sun spinning in twin patterns Infinity captured in dreamy frames Light focusing through crystal eternity Angry hell fire flaring An ageless universe Multifaceted diamonds The rarest of jewels Dancing souls Forever twinkling spirits A hypnotizing perpetuity Time without end Lidded clarity Reflections of life Embryo of love Your eyes More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality

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Missing You https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/missing-you/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/missing-you/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2005 20:00:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/missing-you.html Missing You I miss that look that was always on your face Right before you hopped in the ride The curves of your shape, my grip on your waist The way you was moving them thighs I miss your smile, the way you played Those games you played with my time How you told me no, but really meant yes And always changing your mind I miss those nights just sitting back Talking this, not speaking that But thinking back, I really miss Those time when we were just relaxed I miss you more than I miss my youth Would kiss […]

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Missing You
I miss that look that was always on your face
Right before you hopped in the ride
The curves of your shape, my grip on your waist
The way you was moving them thighs
I miss your smile, the way you played
Those games you played with my time
How you told me no, but really meant yes
And always changing your mind
I miss those nights just sitting back
Talking this, not speaking that
But thinking back, I really miss
Those time when we were just relaxed
I miss you more than I miss my youth
Would kiss you all and release in you
Everything I have just to join our roots
So we can born and conceive a truce
That includes us both strictly me and you
I miss that walk, and I miss that smile
And I miss that ass it would drive me wild
And I miss your kiss your touch your lips
And I miss your moan how you turn and twist
And I miss you running to escape the dick
And I miss those hips, I really miss you miss
And you know what I miss most of all
The way you would go down and show me love
Moving your head in time with us
And I love you for that, way more than you know
Because in that one single act you have gained all my trust
You have shown me your like can be tempered by lust
You have shown me that you could pleasure us both
Just by pleasuring me and that’s pleasure itself
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Intoxicated I https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/intoxicated-i/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/intoxicated-i/#respond Sun, 12 Jun 2005 18:50:00 +0000 http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=178344575&blogID=285353430 Intoxicated I Let me drink and speak my thoughts before I die and all is lost let me imbibe and speak of course the truth that lies beneath the corpse of ties that bind now loose I cut the noose that tied us to the cross I ride the wave that follows corks and smoke the haze that alters course now captain I to land on boats of hemp on seas of sweetest rum needed most in day or night the bottle broke I never cried cause liquor lost is liquor found by those that died and need to drown […]

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If She Would Have Told Me https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/if-she-would-have-told-me/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/if-she-would-have-told-me/#respond Sat, 11 Jun 2005 18:53:12 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1039 If She Would Have Told Me If you would have told me That you loved me With that half smirk Betraying the truth of Four separate nights Two of talk One of play And one Of course Of us Endless telephone conversations Innocent beginnings… No Truly Picture A bus stop encounter Finding common ground Work, hometown, lifestyle The almost year long absence Then, like purple out of the blue You Just checking to see… You Young still Though senior to me Asking to meet Reacquaint …drink You who came in the night Attractive, shaped like thunder And oh so married […]

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Phoenix I https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/phoenix-i/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/phoenix-i/#respond Wed, 20 Apr 2005 22:11:00 +0000 http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=178344575&blogID=426123914 Phoenix I Fastest the horse of time That races nose to nose with I The first to cross that finish line Pre ordained I re define Myself to host my dream’s desires I quote my hopes from childish rhymes “I wish I may I wish I might” I said that night beneath your skies Dissolved into my base components Sub atomic parts’ divulgence We are all the same But motion causes things to change I wither on this page of rage Passive though it may be I quiver from the strangest things Like your aura passing me Within this brick […]

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Fastest the horse of time
That races nose to nose with I
The first to cross that finish line
Pre ordained
I re define
Myself to host my dream’s desires
I quote my hopes from childish rhymes
“I wish I may I wish I might”
I said that night beneath your skies
Dissolved into my base components
Sub atomic parts’ divulgence
We are all the same
But motion causes things to change
I wither on this page of rage
Passive though it may be
I quiver from the strangest things
Like your aura passing me
Within this brick and mortar maze
Of lives lived tragically
Salvation graced my inner gaze
She sassed me frankly stole my aim
And asked succinctly
“Who’s to blame?”
“Not I” said I
To my own shame
It’s vision summarily blurred
My future died years ago
My past has passed away and now
My ego lives in word
My id has underlined my brain
And crossed my t’s and dotted i’s
Teacher to my heart and pain
It instructs my nerves to conduct my frame
To power legs to walk pass cries
Of help and hurt and all that’s sane
Or considered such by those that lie
I think of self leave all behind
This is my day and age
For me to live my life
Selfish you may say
But I have quite too often tried
To do the things your way
So today I die reborn in flames
Phoenix I
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And If You Should Walk https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/and-if-you-should-walk/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/and-if-you-should-walk/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2005 00:59:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/04/and-if-you-should-walk.html And If You Should Walk And if you should walk The walk of kings Through courts of sea mist Through halls of knights And if you should talk As rolling tongued royal To the highest of highs Though slave you may be And if you should speak To the lowest form And shun he who holds The throne Than sir I say Or madam You are truly of the blessed Gifted beyond genius I am humbled in your midst And if you can please The majority Yet make the minorities smile If you feel your inferiority In the presence of […]

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Come https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/come/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/come/#respond Wed, 06 Apr 2005 01:48:37 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=897 Come Eternal the seconds, spent like loose change Awaiting your presence, counting the days Days that exist only to wait on your grace My woman of taste, of scandalous ways Wave after wave, undulating, your shape Water that walks on my surface, I drink Sate myself on the flesh that lies ‘neath your waist Of your eyes do I think that your gaze sharpens stakes You thrust to my rhythm, I thrust and we shake We lust with our hearts, we dance there in place Our melody plays, to this song we embrace You sing a harsh tune, I say […]

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Dying Stream https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/dying-stream/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/dying-stream/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2005 23:50:03 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1006 Dying Stream Why cry when rivers feed oceans Tears can cause movement but connections cause motions From time out of mind a flow written then spoken The words given freedom till the concept is broken We gain so much nothing but lose the whole notion Of knowing what’s real and what’s strictly emotion Of knowing what’s fact and what’s strictly promotion Of knowing which track or which path; where we’re going Proper grammar for propaganda, beyond that they kill But before that they dampen you’re ability to feel They teach sheep how to construct their very own shields That they […]

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Victim’s Perspective https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/victims-perspective/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/victims-perspective/#respond Sun, 06 Mar 2005 02:42:39 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=723 Victim’s Perspective She gave him the fire He screamed; murder in his eyes Committed slow suicide in between her thighs She gave him the fire He cried, but tears can’t wash the burn He knew the risk, but really, there’s just one sure way to learn She gave him the fire At first denial is his friend Then denial turns to anger when the truth starts to set in She gave him the fire And now, he comes to understand There’s no running, there’s no hiding only one way this could end She gave me the fire? He asks in […]

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On Your Kiss https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-your-kiss/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-your-kiss/#respond Thu, 23 Dec 2004 00:06:00 +0000 http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=178344575&blogID=420812055 On Your Kiss A universe birthed With your kiss. Woman, I sing The song that is you Back to Sentiments of the Cerebral More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality

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On Creation https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-creation/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-creation/#respond Thu, 23 Dec 2004 00:02:22 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=877 On Creation Sometimes one must sacrifice Their whole world, just to gain a piece Of that otherness, the existence That hides just outside of reach That broken thought becomes the Word That dead messiahs preach That Word becomes the unheard void That metaphysics teach What they seek is not an object Sacrifice the semi-logic Chaos brings random to order To create that crucial conflict Without which, the design fails Crumbles into seeming nonsense Or explodes into something new— Static thought turns into progress What happens when it shatters Do the pieces scatter in the night Creating something not unlike Life, […]

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Empty of Heart – Poetry https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/empty-of-heart/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/empty-of-heart/#comments Wed, 22 Dec 2004 20:14:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/04/empty-of-heart.html Empty of Heart Empty of heart is he that states That he will but does not Church and state will rebuild The Earth and take what they killed Rebirth a clone of man’s will and Worse claim that it’s real and Works but only until it works Then maybe the cycle will end When the lust to take lose retake And claim dominion fades Maybe something better begins When the greed consumes itself And the sheep seek better ways Instead of simply hoping to see better days But what calls men to action What must be lost before they rise […]

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Empty of heart is he that states
That he will but does not
Church and state will rebuild
The Earth and take what they killed
Rebirth a clone of man’s will and
Worse claim that it’s real and
Works but only until it works
Then maybe the cycle will end
When the lust to take lose retake
And claim dominion fades
Maybe something better begins
When the greed consumes itself
And the sheep seek better ways
Instead of simply hoping to see better days
But what calls men to action
What must be lost before they rise
And take their satisfaction
Which faction dies before the lies
Are seen as manufactured
That is to say, where is the brave
To take the initial pain
That incites that initial rage
About Empty of Heart
While short, I was always a fan of this particular piece of poetry —
Here’s a mix that my good friend Zapruder Film made of it – I consider it as a part of an initiative I call SilentFilm (it’s kind of on hiatus at the moment)
You can also hear it on SoundCloud –
More Poetry by Silencio Barnes
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Being Attractive https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/being-attractive/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/being-attractive/#respond Fri, 17 Dec 2004 15:28:22 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=799 Being Attractive Like the flower at night Underneath moon Shining its own ethereal glow Like the waves pushing Unseen currents to break The beach of my thought Like the sun’s brilliance Eternity begotten on the breath Of a single word Divine symmetrical beauty Genes transcending time Just to outline your shape In those jeans You are attractive Like the thought of death When all is lost and hope Is but a feather, floating Through a void of nothingness You are the strength to grab it And with it, the strength to fly You are the book My feelings authored and […]

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The HerStory of She https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-herstory-of-she/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-herstory-of-she/#respond Sat, 04 Dec 2004 01:34:09 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1003 The HerStory of She And this is how lightning strikes Sudden like death, awesome like life And this is how lightning strikes Sudden like death, awesome like life She revealed it one night, like lightning in the dark Words spilled from her mouth like a fountain She told the story in sharp tones; cold, dry and stark Words hard, like the heart of a mountain The caress of a man She had known all her years She was so very young when it starts Father to her sister, husband to her fears And She knew that it was wrong, She […]

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The HisStory of He https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-hisstory-of-he/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-hisstory-of-he/#respond Wed, 22 Sep 2004 22:16:02 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1885 The HisStory of He His money bleeds through frozen funds His woman breathes through blackened lungs His son he feeds through paltry sums His rent is due hot water’s gone He tried to do what’s right, was wronged He tried to be polite, was scorned He tried with all his might, lost all He died a death that night, reborn He devised a plan that involved a mark He divides the crime by the time involved He refines details as the day gets dark He confides in none, he redefines resolve He contemplates what he has never done He starts […]

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Unfinished Recital https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/unfinished-recital/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/unfinished-recital/#respond Mon, 30 Aug 2004 18:33:20 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=784 Unfinished Recital The words stopped so suddenly Falling to the ground as if Gravity no longer held The delicate balance Of sound to air He called a gathering of the children Even held one, bawling, in his arms For to give them the blessing of the lord For almost five heartbeats The Silence permeated the air As if those were the last words To ever be spoken He fell to the life giving Earth The gift given/taken back As if the Earth just could no longer Sustain the weight of this one man The proverbial straw All that could be […]

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Unrequited https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/unrequited/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/unrequited/#comments Thu, 05 Aug 2004 18:23:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/05/unrequited.html Unrequited Stars shine in the abstract Darkness where thoughts whisper Where secret wishes Meet and become one My coat on your back Winter sings in our ears Wind bites, chills From your fingernails Not that spine shiver cliché Even still, my heart sings You listen to my melody Your eyes attentive Street lamps bare me Those omnipresent stars uncover me Lamps, eyes and stars Thoughts and whispers and pain Pleasure as well Sadistic masochistic You slowly biting Claiming me for yourself With teeth marks Imprinted upon dark flesh Are you the wind then To bite me so… You spin intensity […]

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Hot Air Balloons https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/hot-air-balloons/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/hot-air-balloons/#respond Mon, 28 Jun 2004 20:11:33 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=980 Hot Air Balloons While at play they will often stop To stare in awe, imagining themselves inspired Some pointing, some exclaim, others silent Minds that want to float free On the air they dream To be as solid as the thought of home Unanchored and drifting Precious with the learning They have yet to gain Wonder Of wonders Back to Sentiments of the Cerebral More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Poetry from the Eternal Figments of Reality Series

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