The Surrounding Silence

SILENCE DOES NOT SPEAK,
IT MAKES NO SOUND.
WHEN NOTHING IS SAID OR SEEN MUCH IS LEFT UNKNOWN.
SENSATIONS ARE STRONG AND TRUE
AS LONG AS THERE IS FAITH.

BUT NOTE: FAITH IS USUALLY WITH GOD, NOT HUMANS
WHO TRICK AND STEAL AND HURT.
HOW FAR WILL YOU TRUST SOMEONE WHOโ€™S INVISIBLE?
HOW LONG TILL YOU THINK THE TALES ARE LIES?
AND HOW FAR CAN ONE SIDED EFFORTS GO?

TIS NO FUN TO THINK YOU ARE LOVED, FEEL LOVED,
YET HAVE NO SIGN OF IT; ONLY YOUR FAITH HOLDING IT ALL.
ONE COULD ASK: IF THOU BELIEVES IN GOD THROUGH FAITH WHERE LAY
THE DIFFERENCE WITH SOMEONE YOU LOVE?
AND ONE COULD ANSWER: GOD DOES NOT LIE, STEAL, NOR TRICK.

THESE HUMAN QUALITIES
AID IN THE LOSS OF FAITH.
NO ONE WANTS TO BE ANYONEโ€™S FOOL.
AND WHEN FACED WITH NOTHING
THESE IDEAS COME TO MIND WITH GREAT EASE.

IN TIMES OF SILENCE ALL ONE CAN HEAR
ARE THE LEAVES BLOWING IN THE WIND,
THE WAVES CRASHING ASHORE,
ONEโ€™S OWN BEATING HEART
AND THE WHISPERS OF ONEโ€™S THOUGHTS.

SURROUNDING SILENCE ALLOWS FOR CONTEMPLATION AND DOUBTS,
LEFT TO NAVIGATE THROUGHOUT YOUR HEAD.
AT FIRST DEALT WITH QUITE WELL;
ONLY TO BE LATER LOST IN THE OVERWHELMING VOICE OF SILENCE.

FNM

This is my post for Thursday’s Poets Rally week 21
I nominate suziecate

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22 thoughts on “The Surrounding Silence

  1. THE WHISPERS OF ONEโ€™S THOUGHTS – and you hear those in silence and often they are the most important words you will ever hear. I love this! Excellent.

  2. …but in the deep silence beyond the darkest thoughts….something..warm…..mystical and inviting
    a voice? wind in my head….I like the right on the edge of spiritual feel this has….like nothing leads to everything
    cool!! thanks
    alan

  3. a lonely but beautiful poem. trust and faith are not easy qualities to earn, but sometimes too easily given. sometimes being alone is good for ponderting these things.

  4. Pingback: Thursday Poets Rally Week 22 (June 10-16, 2010) « Jingle

  5. welcome in,
    this week,
    you have to visit and comment for 18 poets that are new to you…
    have fun!
    I value your contribution!
    ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. I really liked this poem. Silence is louder than words and good friends are hard to find, let alone understanding Gods. ๐Ÿ™‚

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