Silence Speaks Volumes



Into the shade of darkness falls,
emotions of fear and sorrow;
Emptiness lingers in the void,
with no purpose for tomorrow.

Yesterday's ghosts haunt every move,
disturbing all signs of hope;
Confusion casts its cryptic spell,
as anguished hearts try to cope.

As if spun into a web of doubt,
the silence bears its weight;
Whatever prospects of the truth,
left wholly abandoned by fate.

Perhaps our souls' awakenings,
penetrate through broken glass;
And scattered remnants of their light,
gently fall within our grasp.

The barriers of thoughtful minds,
recede from outer space;
And quiet voices thus proclaim,
those words revived with faith.

About this poem

inner thoughts can lead us astray if we are not carefully assessing the truth that can set us free from doubt.

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Written on November 29, 2023

Submitted by fran_c on November 29, 2023

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Scheme ABXB XCXC XDXD AXXX XXXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 645
Words 126
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Frances McClelland

Born and raised in Trenton NJ, a graduate of the College of NJ, majoring in English and Spanish. One of 7 siblings, married in 1983, spent 10 years as a Social Worker for Mercer County. I love to write, and enjoy reading others' works ! more…

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