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Battling the instabilities of reality. Behind daylight's closed doors. Imaginary chains keep me captive. White walls decorated with silhouettes of suppressed shadows - disappear, upon the sight of twilight. Alone, my eyes search for companionship. Then she appears, smiling down at me. Her solitude in darkness, shows, it's not only the moon, who sings an undefined rhapsody of loneliness - helplessly, watching an exodus of stars. What is life, but an unexplained metaphor. What are we, but leaves blowing in the wind. Our emotions spinning - around and around. Wondering if we will be lost forever? Like you, I have no answers, but search for meaning or at least understanding. To open the veils of one's mind. Kissing the silence, I too, long for clarity to fill the emptiness. Yet even with an open mind, blanks appear - will they forever remain? Will things ever be the same, or will we persist with the distance? .... Every face a stranger. Every place a memory... Have we lost the sensation of touch? Will we love in the same way again? Will tomorrow, forever, be a mark of yesterday? Do we know what matters now? The ignorance that plagued us, do we understand it? Do you even care? Will minds unravel and evolve, accept, co-exist or feel? Or will some remain asleep? I see those who leap with faith, run spiritual marathons. Yet are criticised, for their intangible philosophies. Because their creator, is not your creator, and that creator, is not my creator - so who is the creator, of the creator? But is it not better than the tangible? I guess we all have our own theories, our own stories, our own destinies. Whilst motionless, pondering philosophically, the moon disappears behind blackness. However, street lamps come alive. A reminder, unlike the moon, we are not immortal, but we are all lights, who illuminate the universe. And. I am content knowing - death is a beautiful virgin, adorned in white. Sunday Simple Musings Silent One 21 June 2020

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Date: 8/1/2020 12:51:00 PM
Another brilliant poem with such layering of textures, imagery and emotions. So elegant that the pen leaps into our heart. Excellence at its finest. Chantelle hugs
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Date: 7/7/2020 11:39:00 AM
The moon is always entrancing to me, your deep ponderings are well written, sadly some give up on understanding life and death, but you are right we should not fear death. Enjoyed as always!
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Date: 7/3/2020 5:21:00 AM
"Have we lost the sensation of touch? Will we love in the same way again?" - This is so brave and wise and wonderful Silent One.
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Date: 7/1/2020 9:53:00 AM
Wow! So beautiful! To my faves. Why didn't I read this before I wrote mine? Brilliant!
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Date: 6/30/2020 6:07:00 PM
Great imagery and pondering deep thoughts that are open to questions that long to be answered. Excellent write. love phyl
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Date: 6/25/2020 4:12:00 PM
I love Ralph's remark to you! (Ralph is James Inman's name) This is brilliant in the way you ponder such deep thoughts.
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Date: 6/25/2020 11:52:00 AM
I believe you should have won your own contest Silent One, easily the best one that I have read. Intelligently written with beautiful imagery. I love the second to last stanza. This is thought provoking with numerous wonderful lines.
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Silent One
Date: 6/25/2020 3:34:00 PM
Thank you James..
Date: 6/24/2020 8:11:00 AM
Wow you make solitude and loneliness sound so poetic and something to relish and enjoy, ESP when you say, ' kissing the silence.. Your questions so poetically tasking all and the muse flowing in free verse rhythm seamlessly.... Altogether an awesome poem musing brilliantly. The mention of the moon and in the feminine is delightful to me. I believe the creator does not have a creator as He is not created by any one. He is eternal. Kudos for such fab poems always!!!
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Silent One
Date: 6/25/2020 3:34:00 PM
Thank you..
Date: 6/22/2020 6:58:00 PM
Loved reading your thoughts S.O
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 11:03:00 AM
Thanks..
Date: 6/22/2020 4:44:00 PM
I've come back for another read, lovely poem full of soul power, I never expect anything less from you, xo
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 11:03:00 AM
Thank you for your continued support.
Date: 6/22/2020 1:50:00 PM
I believe we all long for clarity to fill the emptiness. Lovely poem.
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 11:04:00 AM
Indeed we do.. Thank you kimberly..
Date: 6/22/2020 1:47:00 PM
Nothing simple about the above exquisite, breathtaking, philosophical write - brilliant work. Blessings Silent One, Jennifer.
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 11:04:00 AM
Thank you for your kind words, just some thoughts in my head on Sunday morning, where the pen wanted to expressed them deeply...
Date: 6/22/2020 6:06:00 AM
Victor said it right, SO, you are simply a wonderful poet:) such a great play of words..
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 2:31:00 PM
Thank you .
Date: 6/21/2020 11:43:00 PM
A beautiful poem and beautiful video to match. Well expressed thoughts on loneliness, isolation and longing and their relationships to one another, and also on life itself.
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 2:33:00 PM
Thank you Evelyn...I believe those who are afraid of death are the ones who are afraid to live.
Date: 6/21/2020 11:43:00 PM
I feel and like the lines in the poem A wonderful piece of poetry
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 2:34:00 PM
Hope you do not feel lonely... Thanks
Date: 6/21/2020 9:27:00 PM
You have created questions that some have answers to and others not. "We are all lights that illuminate the universe" A beautiful metaphor. Loved the beautiful video and music and the relation to the moon. Some provocative questions asked that without faith in my opinion are impossible to answer Silent one. Enjoyed reading, cleverly written my friend.
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 3:42:00 PM
Thank you Michael...The main point of this was we should not be afraid of death... Especially in these times....People are afraid, we should be careful but never be afraid to live or scared of death...
Date: 6/21/2020 8:58:00 PM
True, we all have our thoughts- different as they may be. About life and death. Moments of forever. Your thoughts are comforting, because you are content in knowing, what surrounds you. You know the definition of forever. ~ Brandy
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 3:43:00 PM
Most important thing is to be content, because we do not have all the answers.... Thank you
Date: 6/21/2020 4:29:00 PM
Oh my word. This is a masterpiece for certain. Absolutely so well written. A Favorite for me Silent One. I love this :)
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 4:12:00 PM
Thank you Heidi...Glad you could resonate..
Date: 6/21/2020 2:15:00 PM
Lovely Silent One. The deep ponderings of the lonely spirit. Great imagery. Love the pic. God Bless, JB
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 4:13:00 PM
Thank you Jody... The aim was to fit it in with what is happened currently with lockdown and people being afraid.
Date: 6/21/2020 10:43:00 AM
Your thoughts run deep in your soul in this write, but beautiful like always my friend. Hugs Eve
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 4:15:00 PM
Thank you Eve..
Date: 6/21/2020 9:14:00 AM
Beautiful Imagery... Last stanza is really awesome.. Death, beautiful virgin adorned in white.... How beautiful you have discussed philosophy of death, existence... A beautiful imaginative poem. More power to your pen
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 4:16:00 PM
Thank you...I wanted to create a beautiful pure image of death, because for many it has all the answers...
Date: 6/21/2020 8:26:00 AM
I like your conclusion...it would be interesting to say the least...A wonderful write of life and the senselessness of it all...it surely opens the mind to search beyond our imagination...well done
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 4:19:00 PM
Glad it did...Thank you
Date: 6/21/2020 8:18:00 AM
Love these lines: helplessly, watching an exodus of stars./we are not immortal, but we are all lights, who illuminate the universe.// Great ponderings from the silence of a poet.
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 4:20:00 PM
Always nice when a poet ponders....Thank you Kim..
Date: 6/21/2020 8:03:00 AM
Stunning write my friend--much depth and breadth in your reflections. So many great lines ponder the meaning of life's unexplained phenomena. A FAVE for me, SO.
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 4:21:00 PM
Yes, and the most important thing is to live life not searching for answers we will not find...Thank you
Date: 6/21/2020 6:56:00 AM
This is another of your amazing wonders, a miracle sent from the heavens to us, your admiring and amazed fellow poets. I so love your words, dear friend, and will favorite this one to visit again and again. This is simply so graceful I feel blessed to have read it. Love and prayers sent your way, Gina
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Silent One
Date: 6/23/2020 4:26:00 PM
You are far too kind and I am not worthy of such praise...Thank you for your sweet words...
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