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I never liked silence.
It's why I leave on my TV while I sleep
Or blast music when I'm home alone.
I'll even sing a tune myself,
If it keeps out the silence.

So why is it so surprising, then,
That I've grown so overly frustrated
With your unresponsive critical hit?

I can only do so much myself---
I've reached out,
Cranked up the volume,
I've shouted and sang and cried and screamed!


But you let the silence creep in,
And now there's just... n o t h i n g.

I hate your silence.
Because sometimes people can be complete assholes and just stop talking to you entirely, out of the blue, and no matter what you try and do, they reject your existence and pretend like you aren't there.

Meh, it didn't come out as well as it sounded in my head... ;_; it had more of an impact when I was thinking about the idea. But oh well.

I couldn't stay silent any more.

It's been about a year now since I had to break off my last relationship via Facebook message because the guy refused to talk to me. Just stopped texting me, and wouldn't return my calls, and I caught him playing games on Facebook one time and he told me he'd just been sick and then logged off. I don't have the time, patience, or emotional capacity to put up with that kind of crap so I was forced to send him a Facebook message letting him know that we were over. He never replied. Ever.

I was already over him, but it just... hurt that I wasn't worth enough for him to even respond to, you know?




"Preview image doesn't belong to me, but silence feels like a monster to me so I thought it was more than fitting."

^^ See? Never claimed it as my own. So please stop telling me I stole it, I just had no idea where it originally came from. But now I do, so I can give proper credit!

ORIGINAL IMAGE HERE: [link] by =akirakirai
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kar4all Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
 Silence is also like chains upon oneself, if no one helps to remove it, it will soon becomes too strong to break or worse it binds thy voice so you can no longer speak, imprisoned by the silence ever more~ Your poem is awsome and speaks truth, something many try to chain in itself
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally agree with you! Thanks for your comment~ C:
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A-Miner-Problem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Fools!" said I. "You do not know, silence like a cancer grows. Hear my words that I might teach you, take my arms that I might reach you." But my words, like silent raindrops, fell... And echoed in the wells of silence...
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
x3 I like that.
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Alie9955 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I enjoy the image... Pretty
For me I enjoy his silence. He dumped me after using me and promising thing to me so... Yeah and I have to see him every day so it just sucks to go there
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CakeHeaters Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
This poem really speaks to me.
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks x)
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PefriX Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Sometimes silence is really needed. Gj.
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Xionfan1 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Dear Author, my heart goes out for you. I can relate.....

Relate in the sense that I was the guy who got dumped by the girl. She never really ever cared. I broke up the realtionship, and now she'll never talk to me? How does that even make sense?

Excuse me, which one of us got their heart ripped out? Not you? Oh, wait? Me? No.......... -_-

I've done all of that. You can only hold out so long.....
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, thanks so much! x)

And I'm sorry that happened, relationships can just be so rocky sometimes xP but if she never really cared, then in the end it's for the best that it ended I suppose. I just wish the endings were a bit less suckish >.>
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Xionfan1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
true, true. X'D Saying goodbye(or good riddance) is always hard.
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep xP

Which may be why right now I'm totally in love with the song 50 Ways to Say Goodbye, by Train. It's like a hilariously morbid version of this.
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Xionfan1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, that was my very good breakup song. I love it.
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xXx--Echo--xXx Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful poem. By the way, I'm so sorry for you. :( I can relate to this poem in a way. I love it! :)
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! x) And it's alright. I'm over it, I've actually found someone new too! But even though I'd been over him for a while, that sting of how things ended still stuck with me, and this poem finally seemed to give me a sense of closure, I guess since it was the first time I just honestly admitted to myself that it hurt >.>
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xXx--Echo--xXx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good! :) And your welcome! ^-^
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gabibowen98 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that is so gorgeous. I hate the silence and the darkness...but I kinda hate being around people so in a sense I like other people's silence just not complete silence
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you! x) And haha, that sounds interesting. I used to be a lone-wolf type, but that pretty much changed once I got into high school because my best friend was an outgoing socialite and dragged me into popularity xD so I kinda have both sides of the spectrum, I don't mind being on my own, but I also don't mind being around a bunch of people (well, unless they're strangers >.>)
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Heimdall-PLZ Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg Sin what have you created?! xD all this controversy!

but in all srsness, I like the poem :3 and if I remembered what he said his dA name was, I'd totally send him a link to this and be all "NOW ERR'BODY KNOWS YOU'S A BITCH ASS MOTHA-FUCKIN' CUNT WAFFLE" but unfortunately I have forgotten what it was. if only Twilight were still up, I could go back but I think it's still closed down ;-;
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I KNOW RIGHT? AND IT WAS PRACTICALLY OVERNIGHT. I could become famous if I just neglected to specify a resource on all my things! xD

And thanks~ o3o means a lot since you were like, there during it. But omg I know right? I can't believe how I totally forgot it, because I definitely commented to him and on his things and stuff, so it should be somewhere xP but honestly I don't care enough to waste my time looking for him. I'd love to snoop and laugh at how miserably he has been failing at life since then, but only if it was easily accessible xD
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Heimdall-PLZ Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's so fantastic xD but hey. any PR is good PR right? whether it was for positive or negative reasons, it still got you out there. i wonder if you made front page?! :0 and neither of us ever saw it, lol. would suck so much.

but yeah you're right, don't waste your time hunting his lame ass down. if anything he's probably the one stalking you. and read this, and is all "HURRDURR IS DIS ABOUT ME OMG".

should have included something about a small penis. that's always a nice jab.
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True grit, bro. And inorite? The first time I evah make first page, and it's with a random poem I wrote on the back of a receipt and I wasn't online for the next two days to even see it. That would be my luck~ xD

LMAO. I should randomly add that in as the last line. "Oh and you had a small penis." Because that doesn't make it slightly awkward at all... xD
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Sasha-NBT Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
... and then he complains that all girls are stupid bitches, willing to have every minute of your time.
Author, I'm sorry you had to have this experience...(((
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xD indeed. And talks about how great and sensitive of a guy he is and that he has no clue why girls don't just throw themselves on him, fufufu~ It's alright. It's a part of life, I suppose. You gotta lose some to win, right? xP
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Sasha-NBT Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Maybe you right about losing something to win something else. *looks back* You damn right
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xD haha~ <3
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GuitarGirl99f Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The poem is so well-written. Being ignored is a horrible thing.
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, thank you! x3 And yeah, it is~ x_x;
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GuitarGirl99f Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:'(
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AnimeOtaku4444 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love both the poem and the picture. Everyone pretty much ignored my existance for most of my years at school. They were the worst years of my life. I became a total bookworm because in my mind I would be able to see and hear whatever fantasy I wanted, and it kept the silence at bay.
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And aww, I'm sorry to hear that. That's how middle school was for me, but luckily I was best friends with a really loud, social, and outgoing friend who got me into a bunch of different social circles in high school~ xD otherwise I'd probably have been pretty nonexistent there too.
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AnimeOtaku4444 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, in my last year of high school I became best friends with a girl I knew who'd graduated a year before me. She's not a social butterfly either, but she's a fantastic friend. I couldn't have asked for better. We're still best friends, and it's been four years now. ^.^
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well that's awesome! <3 I've known my bff since 4th grade, lol. We didn't see each other too much in middle school but once we got to high school we were like inseperable~ or rather, she insisted on bringing me everywhere because she refused for me to be unknown xD

It's friends like those that make them so much more important than some silly douche boyfriend. <3
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AnimeOtaku4444 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
One of the best things about my BFF Middie is that she lives just a couple of roads away, about a 20 minute walk. On more than one occassion I've had a huge fight with my parents or an emotional breakdown, and wound up walking to her place trailing an overnight bag.

Once, I camped at her house for three straight weeks, during the school winter holidays, because my parents changed their minds at the last minute about letting me study abroad. Middie just gave me smarties and sat with me on her bed until I stopped hyperventilating. Then, she put me to bed even though it wasn't even dark outside yet. She's always known just what I needed. She's worth a million Facebook friends. ^.^
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
x3 Aww, now that's a good friend! My two best friends both live within 10 minutes (drive-time) from me, and there have been several times where one of them texts me from my driveway because she was fighting with her parents, and I've even driven to their houses after a fight or walked there from school because I didn't want to go home~ I feel so lucky to have such close friends, they're like the most valuable things in life! <3
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AnimeOtaku4444 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely! Middie is worth ten times her weight in saffron, in my opinion. ^.^
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there-is-not-enough Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012   General Artist
I know that feel D: I've had friends that just completely ignore me, for no reason at all, and just act like I don't exist. Now I feel like people who treat you like that aren't worth agonizing over...
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, sorry to hear that! I've had friends do that too. I never understood why they couldn't at least acknowledge my existence or just talk to me and let me know if I did something or if they have a problem.
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there-is-not-enough Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   General Artist
:hug: Yeah, I never understood it, either. I'm glad nobody's done that to me in a while, it's so frustrating.
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XarcaneApotheosisX Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I freakin loved this! <3 I think I'll have to check out some of your other work :D
And I've been in that situation numerous times, and very recently too... In my opinion, if they can't even find the time to say hello, how are you?, then they aren't worth the time... I wish you luck in your future endeavors, and I hope to see even more great works by you! :D
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! x3

And I agree, if they're just going to blow you off, you might as well pack up and move on to someone who cares enough to treat you like a decent human being xP thank you, and I will try! <3
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XarcaneApotheosisX Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! ^.^ I couldn't have said it better myself. :)
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d4rkslayer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
I know that feeling you describe D: Go out with your friends. Speak with your family. Do anything to
keep silence (and loneliness) away.
And cheer up! I hope you get over it real soon >:3
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And haha, if it weren't for my great friends I wouldn't know what I'd do! xP
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d4rkslayer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Nice to hear that! Keep it up! =)
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TrreisyWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry... I know I probably don't help anything, but for what it's worth... I know the feeling.
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's alright, don't feel bad~ <3 I'm over it now but it's just always bothered me that there was no resolution. Writing this out was my attempt at closure and trying to kill that last little bad feeling once and for all! But it certainly helps to know that so many people can sympathize and know what this feels like! <3
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TrreisyWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, it's nice... ...Are you lonely?
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SinfulFox Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not really. Not with my family and friends x3 I have three siblings who follow me like puppies and three really awesome friends that I hang out with all the time, so I'm definitely not lonely <3
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TrreisyWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Good, that sound very nice.
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