One Question

One Question

Do you disturb, interrupt,
unsettle, interfere, hinder,
disarrange, perplex,
or trouble the silence
in the world around

Perhaps you should.

Elizabeth Crawford  4/22/2018

Notes: The word disturb used to mean all kinds of things to me, and not pleasant ones. Now, it only reminds me of the group that performs a new version of a long-time favorite of mine, and really like the gravelly voiced tension it brings to these words that make all kinds of sense in today’s world. Silence used to frighten me, until I learned it wasn’t the lack of sound that scared me, but rather the emptiness it implied. So, I set about filling that emptiness. First with words, then colors, and images. Have found that silence can be one of life’s best companions.

The poem is simply a list of synonyms for the word disturb. I really like where they took me. Image is a photo taken of an incoming storm.

Poem is posted at Waiting On Words: Word for day 22 is Disturb

And here is the video of that long-time, now new rendition:



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4 Responses to One Question

  1. annell4 says:

    Yes, I was tempted to do the same. So many variations, and uses for the word.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sherry Marr says:

    Silence is my dear companion. I love this thought-provoking write, my friend.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Marianne says:

    I fear I do all those things, to some extent. Not sure if it’s good or bad, but I’m going with good. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  4. bwarren says:

    Oh yes! Perhaps we all should. Synonyms played out well in this piece. That’s a great word strategy.


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