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Still the Silence

Silence clings to the walls 
rests dormant in the corners 
echoes with each spin of the ceiling fan 
be still, air, be still 
let the silence sleep
if only for this night

With a pull of the chain
the current stops the waves
silence slips wearily to the cold floor
corners, oh, corners
screams from seams
as the air stills

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  1. Date: 3/8/2013 7:49:00 AM
    as per par of my life i am behind schedule but i have some time now and am going through your poetry and will finish as soon as i can. this poem is a masterpiece in my opinion i will get more into on my review... toodles

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 10:40:00 AM
    An appreciative thank you for your kind comments on my poetry Debra. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 5:25:00 AM
    Debra, I really enjoyed where you took this one, so many ways to look at it :) hope your week will be a great one! love Wilma

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 12:38:00 PM
    Sometimes the silence is good - Other times it hurts - It can be good and to share the silence with someone. Have a hand and hold in. Here we have thunderstorms today .... it is not quiet! oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 6:55:00 PM
    Sometimes the silence creates more noise within. A beautiful and poignant poem, Debra, a real gem! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 4:18:00 PM
    May dreams become your silent partner when there seems to be no one else near. And when the silence starts to get too loud. Remember how it feels when your in a crowd. Be still and know that I am God. Now you don't have to feel so odd. That second to last line, well you know. :)

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 8:53:00 AM
    lovely phrasing, the trails of being in a space of silence old... good use of language, debra... if for a contest, winning huggs!..:)