GOD'S SILENCE

Written by: David Pennington

 

Have you ever listened to The silence of God? I have 
The tear shaped raindrop as it Plops splattering upon a leaf 
Forming a stream that rushes as a river from source to mouth 
Once again forming a tear shape at the leaf’s very tip 
Then nature's nectar repeats its journey striking another leaf 
Have you ever listened to God's silence. I have. 
I feel the warm, bright, glow and hear the roaring from afar 
As God's great sphere of fire sets in the western sky 
Listen as the sun sizzles, and sinks below the Earth's horizon 
Casting a reddish orange hue across a darkening blue sky 
Have you ever listened to God's silence? I have. 
There is a rustling among the vegetation that fills the woodlands 
As minute, petite, sensitive feet quickly scamper about 
Foraging forward and backward, skipping and hopping 
Searching for the safety among a profound beauty 
Seeking and finding disappearance among the blending foliage 
Which exist in a deep, and darkening forest of green 
Have you ever listened to the silence of God? I have. 
The violent crash of tumbling ocean waves 
As the roaring foam pounds upon the sandy beaches of white 
Then spreads its contents and quickly returns to its commence 
Beyond the spilling of the ocean standing proudly are sea oats 
Bending not breaking but gently swaying, dancing with content 
In a natural harmony that plays in a soft whistle of a salty breeze 
Have you ever strolled among God's silence? I have. 
Watching as robust pelican flies low in the sky 
Almost kissing the rolling waves beneath his flight 
A sanderling chases the ocean foam back from whence it came 
As above the long winged gull gracefully glides 
While scrounging for anything it may break fast upon 
Have you ever listened to God's silence? I have. 

David Pennington