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Sound of Silence

Expectant feel In dark of night Lips squeezed to seal “gainst words held tight Pregnant silence mayhaps born of fear No words or whispers Caress one’s ear Black glove of velvet Holds tight the hush Of careless words In callous crush Peace hides deep In quiet’s keep Yet shares it’s lair With fear Silence…ominous… Peaceful, deep Sparce…voluminous Carbon black in mystery steeped Creature of comfort? “thing” to fear? What tis this “silence” That we e’er need to hear? Tis composed of stardust Of dark matter deep That cradles our trust in Quiescent quest of sleep

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  1. Date: 7/16/2012 3:43:00 PM
    Talk about flow- wow, love this. I find myself holding my breath as I read it. ps. Thanks for your wonderful comment! Tanya

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 3:05:00 PM
    Last line is marvelous. Loved your philosophical poem. Always, bl

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 1:03:00 PM
    David I like this a lot, if for the lips contest, good luck...David