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in the moments when
I allow silence
to permeate the
endless storm of doubt
that thunders through me

I realize
that it hurts more
to let silence
in when it has

been so long
absent, and
how very

much I
have to


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  1. Date: 10/20/2008 12:48:00 PM
    Warmest congrats dear Tracy on your First Place win in Mark's contest! Absolutely brilliant and well deserved. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 10/20/2008 7:19:00 AM
    Amazing talent with this poem! This one blew me away! Congratulations...this is surely a winner! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 10/10/2008 4:23:00 AM
    Yikes. This indeed makes the sound of silence deafening. Yes, I can relate all too well. So, probably tired of me praising you, but cannot help it. Wish I wrote this. So good. : ) Love, Shar

  1. Date: 10/9/2008 4:15:00 PM
    Ah, the joys of deafening silence, and how it bleeds insecurities and fear - the scramble of true self to just can't be easy, can it? love Kristin

  1. Date: 10/9/2008 11:00:00 AM
    Well done. wishing you a healing place here on the Soup! ~ :) Carrie

  1. Date: 10/9/2008 8:30:00 AM
    I really like this poem, and I hope you find your way. Poetry is real when it conveys so much with just a few words.