In The Silence

                  In The Silence

In the silent of the early morning,
You can hear the voice of nature's dawning.
In the silence of your deep meditation,
You can hear the voice of the holy spirit talking.
In the silence while observing mankind,
You can see what words cannot explain.
In the silence you hear of those disinclined,
While listening to others complain.

In the silence while walking through town
You can see some people disheveled and brown
In the silence as they sit by the wayside
You can see their pain for it cannot hide
In the silence while you look at the scenery
You empathize with a down trodden soul
In the silence as you eat and be merry
Remember those without a penny to plug a hole.

In the silence as we walk amongst nature,
We can see plastic, rubber and paper.
In the silence we can hear the earth crying,
We better stop littering for some creatures are dying.
In the silence we see the benefits of our endeavor,
As we use and recycle old furniture.
In the silence as we change our behaviour,
We'll contribute to our children's future.

In the silence as we pray for wisdom,
Ask the Lord for strength and enlightenment.
In the silence when you think of his kingdom,
Spare a thought for this earthly government.
In the silence when all is finally counted,
And the spoils of earth are reviewed.
On a chariot rejoicing we will be mounted,
Transmogrified and fully renewed.

By Stephanie Angela John - Anthony.

About this poem

I think about being silent and listening to what you can hear in your environment. One will be very surprised how much one can learn by being silent. "A still tongue keeps a wise head."

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Submitted by Teacher123! on January 10, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

1:27 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,438
Words 288
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 1, 8, 8, 8, 8, 1

Stephanie Angela John-Anthony

I am a school teacher from Trinidad and Tobago. The first of seven children. I am a mother of one and four grand children. I wrote my first calypso at the age of 11 to enter my school's calypso competition and have been writing ever since. The first published piece is "My Land".I was inspired to write "My Land" while living and teaching in London. When I was growing up my parents cultivated a piece of land that the family owns, I enjoyed agriculture and assisted with the gardening. Sometimes people from the neighbourhood will pass through the garden, as a short cut to where they were going and seedlings were sometimes destroyed. I did most of my creative work,or music sitting beneath the balata and mango trees or on the banks of the stream that passed through the land. When it was harvest time some of the produce were given to neighbours, friends and relatives and the majority taken to market to be sold. I reminisced... how far away from London is "My Land"!!. I continue to write when motivated and inspired. The Caribbean Sun, Where Writing Hides and In The Silence are written for a wide audience in mind. Enjoy! more…

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