Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Silent/Silence.”

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It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this week’s prompt is “silent/silence. Let’s let Linda Hill explain. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “silent/silence.” Use one or both in your post. Have fun!”

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 1/19

Silent/Silence by John W. Howell © 2019

“Hello, darkness my old friend.”

“Now what?”

“I’ve come to talk to you again.”

“Stop. Your singing reminds me of fingernails on a blackboard.”

“Because a vision softly creeping.”

“You invited me over. Stop, or I’m leaving.”

“Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence. Okay, I’m done.”

“What’s up with the Song of Silence?”

“Well you know today is Stream of Consciousness Saturday.”

“Yes. Isn’t every Saturday the same.”

“Yes. This week I thought I would do something different.”

“Oh, like the rest of your crowd won’t think about this song.”

“Yeah, I think they will.”

“So what’s so different?”

“I sang the first stanza.”

“Yeah, so.”

“Now I have let loose and earworm that will take over the population.”

“You are nuts. You know that?”

“Tell me you don’t hear that song.”

“Okay I do, but it won’t last long.”

“In restless dreams, I walked alone.”

“Ouch.”

“Narrow streets of cobblestone.”

“I get it. Stop.”

“‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.”
“Let me try. And in the naked light, I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.”
“Gotcha.”
“People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence. Help me.”
“Naw. You are doomed. See you next week. Good luck getting rid of that one.”

 

39 comments

  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    LOL. You are right about that song, John. I’ll be thinking of it all day!
    Brilliant job on the prompt. You’ve dared to disturb the sound of silence. 🙂

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    1. I threw a rock through the window of silence for sure. Thanks, Gwen. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Yes my brain went t the same song. I like your interpretation.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lauren. Congrats on retirement.

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      1. Thank you John. It ts a bittersweet change in my life. But I am anxious to move forth with joy.

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      2. I did seven years ago. It is the best.

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  3. Loved this one, John! One of my favorite songs. Happy Saturday! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you * sung to the tune of Fame by David Bowie

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  4. Ahhhh! John, how can you do this to me. I shall have this song stuck in my brain for the rest of the day. Just going along to listen to it now…

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    1. I’m an earworm terrorist.

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  5. Most every morning, I’m up by myself and despite people living on either side of me – it is silent – and I love it!!

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    1. I like the quiet too. We have only the sound of the Cardinals in the morning.

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  6. I think you can be arrested on the streets of WordPress for this, John. Propagating an ear worm is a Class-2 Literary Felony. I thought of that song, but I managed to escape…until now.

    It was a good way to handle the prompt. Grrrr.

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    1. LOL. Thanks, Dan. Guilty as charged.

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  7. That song definitely lingers. 😁

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    1. It does. Thanks, Charles.

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  8. This song was the first thing that popped in my head when I saw the prompt. Nice take on the prompt.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie. 😊

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  9. Billy Ray and Julie Anne Chitwood · ·

    Nice voice! Suey! Suey! ♥

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Billy Ray

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  10. Well we started off the same. I was wondering if that classic tune would catch anybody else today. I am in good company.

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    1. Yup. Thanks, Jill.

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  11. Yup,

    You’ve gone and done it. But at least you supplied me with a song I don’t mind playing on a loop in my brain. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Marc. 😄

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  12. Lol, gotta love Simon and Garfunkel!

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    1. I know right?

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  13. One of my favorite songs… which will now be stuck in my brain all day. Well done, John.

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    1. Have a good day with the two singing to you. 😁

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      1. Haha! Best to you, John.

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  14. Good job. I hope the prompt is never Hamster Dance or Baby Shark.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Me too.

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  15. That’s a song I don’t mind having looping – far better than the one that’s been torturing me for many days now.

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  16. Lol! I love that song, so I don’t mind if it plays in my head for a while. 🙂 Great use of the prompt, John!

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  17. What a great song!! I’ll be humming along with that for a while. 🙂

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    1. Yes. I still am. Trying to sub “The Boxer,” but the brain’s not having it.

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  18. I’ve been doomed my whole life.
    You get used to it.

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    1. Thanks, Hook. You are far from doomed.

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