Silence.: A PoemPoetry / By C.J. Opperthauser / November 24, 2008 April 9, 2012 / 1 minute of readingit's deafening. not even the thoughts in your mind can drown out its omniscient throbbing.so stale. painfully stubborn.you pray for a pindrop to take away its power, its vicegrip on the world around you. alas. a savior. a hero. a rustling tree.