None spoke a word that dusk
none shrieked- out fearing arrest
none braved to sing a love song
none did, what they liked best!
Ah that evening – there was silence
beyond repair there was darkness
with all pens and keyboards confiscated
blackout evolved with threatening finesse
And as caricatures of predators roamed
to shut off lamps that dared to glow –
none questioned the deafening silence
all were gagged and kneeling low!