Our Silence



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The silence did not fall

Some wistful dance

A twirling leaf hushed

In its parasoled approach

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Not twilight whispers

To a coming night

A quiet that seeps slow

Like honey off the comb

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The dull of the murmur

As the eager audience

Waits in anticipation

For the orchestra to begin

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No, it did not fall with grace

Silence silhouetted in soliloquy

A restorative pausal effect

Natural balance heard

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Our silence was never that

It crashed our conversation

Like an adolescent driver

More meteor than metaphor

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Words and wishes abrupt

Plunge to their demise

Hoping the sudden stop

Ensures a painless death

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And there, in the quiet left

Volumes unspoken

Emotional graffiti

A harbor in the silence

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Comments
15 Responses to “Our Silence”
  1. beth says:

    ’emotional graffiti’ – perfect phrase

  2. Jim Borden says:

    some great phrases here:

    “It crashed our conversation Like an adolescent driver” and as Beth pointed out. “Emotional graffiti”

    well done, Brad!

  3. I quite agree with Beth, great phrases my friend!

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    “Emotional graffiti” jumped out at me too. I also like the phrase “silence silhouetted in soliloquy.”

  5. One delicious phrase after another, a very satisfying serving today.

  6. kristianw84 says:

    So many clever phrases woven throughout this poem. Hauntingly beautiful!

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    This is so gorgeous Brad. Just a beautifully written piece about the beauty of silence.

    “A quiet that seeps slow
    Like honey off the comb”

    I really thought these two lines were particularly beautiful. Have a blessed day Brad. Big hugs Jonikins

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