The theme for Poetry Contest #244 is "Silence" (courtesy of @Darkkin). You are free to interpret the theme however you wish, but please make sure your poem does take the theme into account in some way. All entries are due by 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, May 24. Please PM me ("Start a Conversation") the poem, and I'll add it to this thread. As a reminder, all submissions are anonymous to ensure fair voting. Good luck to everyone who enters!