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A Crystalline Moment

Cloudy was the morning on which I had awoke, not a bird was heard chirping, nor a single word heard spoke. My eyes were then opened to what no one often sees, as if a veil had been lifted, with a cool summer breeze. Nothing was moving not a single leaf in the trees, or a single blade of grass, as far the eye can see. The dogs so often barking, in this moment could not be heard. Crystalline was the moment that brought me these few words. Within this crystalline moment, my world was standing still this peaceful quiet moment, for me was such a thrill. As that moment faded I felt an inner peace come from within, a moment then gone, when the chaotic world once again began to spin. The dogs began barking and birds were heard chirping in the trees, leaves again began to rustle, upon another cool summer breeze. Children were then heard yelling, as they played out in their yards with that all to familiar sound, of so many passing cars. Is this what the world is like, for those who cannot hear? Do the subtle sounds they think they hear, tend to strike them with a fear? I will have to ask my brother who was born partially deaf, then let him know in a way, he may have been born partially blessed
Dan Kearley: 7-31-13

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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 5:29:00 AM
    Fantastic, and so very true. Our limitations are often our greatest blessings.

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 8:27:00 AM
    Absolutely amazing poem. I'm making it one of my favorites.

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 3:03:00 PM
    truly wonderful poetry, so inspirational,,,

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 10:50:00 PM
    A moment to be treasured for sure Dan, you have captured it wonderfully in this great poem and have been blessed with eyes that see beyond the chaos. Great job brother, blessings Carl

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 6:06:00 AM
    dear friend Dan,thank you for stopping by and for a comment. wow,great poem you have here,you are very blessed poet,...... thank you for sharing visdom with all of us,.Ivy

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 12:53:00 PM
    A splendid poem, Dan... vibrant imagery... Terry

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 7:05:00 PM
    This is beautiful, Dan. I'm glad I had a chance to read it..beautiful and insightful! too have often wondered how it must feel ...remember that song, by Simon and Garfunkel..."Sound of Silence"?? Beautiful! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 4:11:00 PM
    This is a wonderful moment Dan. I relish my silence but can't imagine a world devoid of sound. I even take comfort in the sound of my fingers clicking on the keyboard.

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 11:25:00 AM
    well written, dan!... i agree that quiet spaces are a great place to do our own musings.. your brother can be lucky!..:) huggs... :)

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:34:00 AM
    great rhyming all the way untill the sound came back.

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:20:00 AM
    Wow...just beautiful these thoughts & feeling it brings, when reading, this very touching,, poem....ty4sharing:) cherie..definitely a fav:)

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 10:06:00 PM
    The word moment is a moment in itself. Do I make any sense? Ahh...such precious happenings. Such inspirational. Nice one! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 3:50:00 AM
    Poet, very good poem. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful poetry I'm thankful.

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 9:37:00 PM
    Those quiet moments are a blessing sometimes.But is is also a blessing to be able to hear. I had a niece that could not hear, talk, or walk. She was going to be 18 next month. She passed away in May when I was in the hospital. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 7:37:00 PM
    Smile, often there are times with deaf can be a blessing, especially when we hear more than we desire, but other times, hearing can be the greatest of gifts, thank you for sharing this Danny Boy, love xxx

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 7:25:00 PM
    A very pleasing poem Dan...I enjoyed it very I'll add to my favorite list and read again..

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 1:51:00 PM
    Whew, an awesome conclusion, Dan. Your writing conveys well the peace you felt in those few moments. Keep on keeping on, my friend. Licia :-)

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 7/31/2013 3:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you! Licia... :o)