By Nadine Rayes
The story ended on a bit of a letdown. Just
Seemed to fall flat at the end
The jokes didn’t make any sense so
Silence quickly filled the room with its
Silence. The worst possible answer to
An excited storyteller. Easter to make
With witty banter and comical puns
But silence kills without mercy.
It murdered the flow of conversation.
Filled the room with a comatose tension.
Dismantled the casual tone of everyone’s voices.
And stuck around when it was no longer welcome.
Seconds stretch into what felt like millennia. Simply
Waiting for someone, anyone to
Say something, anything but silence
Can be the hardest thing to break
Unless someone is brave enough
To speak out against silence’s ghastly presence.
To banis silence with a forced laugh,
“Well that was awkward!”