Silent Underground by Bogdan Dragos

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a guitar with two broken


and a ragged hat

with a few coins and


and a young girl’s faded


was all he left behind

the metro station

was silent


like a page

from a book

you had to look


and start reading

to hear the noise

And they all did

as they stood


on the edge

looking below

at the


No page says the same


as long as it’s not

read by the same eyes

Those who read that

he had played the


love song ever

and decided to quit the


because nothing will sound

the same ever again

and he couldn’t bear

to live in a world like that…

I’m on their side


Bogdan Dragos supervises casinos for a gambling company, working twelve-hour shifts locked in a dark office full of TV monitors. There he mostly daydreams and writes poems and stories. He also manages a poetry blog Daydreaming as a profession.

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Bogdan’s poetry is a treat for the eyes and a lesson for the soul. This poem reveals the loss of life as a tribute to the best one could afford to achieve while alive. Simply knowing that there may be nothing left to give to oneself or the world can be motivation enough for moving on with a satisfied soul. Not seeing it as sorrow or hurt, but a powerful lesson learned. I really never thought of it this way before.
    Congratulations Bogdan!

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    1. Thank you, Terveen! (◕‿◕)

      Every day I’m featured here I feel like celebrating a holiday :))) It really means a lot to me 🙂

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  2. Jane Aguiar says:

    A thought provoking poem….

    Congratulations, Bogdan! ♡(⁰∆⁰ )✷

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thank you! (・◡・)

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      1. Jane Aguiar says:



  3. jonicaggiano says:

    I too, understand the main thought behind this lovely piece based on my perception. The world has become a different kind of animal and someone who lived for his gift (an artist) saw no reason to go on. Love is not the emotion we see expressed as much as we would like by any means. Nicely done Dragos! Sending and spreading some love on this end today, big hugs my friend! Joni

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    1. ʕノ•ᴥ•ʔノ ︵ Thank you, Joni!

      Sending love and hugs right back! ⊂( ・ω・*⊂)

      Liked by 1 person

      1. jonicaggiano says:

        You are so welcome. I hope your week gives you lots of inspiration for your writing. Thanks for the hugs and the sweet emoji! Joni

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    1. Thank you! ꒰· ◡· ꒱

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Congratulations Bogdan, your poetry and short stories are like no others.. always thought-provoking, many times jolting, and I read every one I am aware of.

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    1. (つ✧ω✧)つ WOW!! Thank you very much, Karima!!

      Your comment totally made my new year (✪ᗜ✪)

      Wishing you as most blessed New Year as well! 🙂

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  5. Happy New Year Bogdan…Many blessings and so glad my comment made you smile:) 🙏🌹🙏

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