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When Quiet Screams

like vinegar and baking soda combined
daily hustle bustle and grind — in caustic silence —erodes...  

precious time eroded in the rush to clear agendas
rushing to the rhythm of the— tick— tocking — of time... 

engulfed with the toils and responsibilities of life
it all seemingly moving in slow motion...

'til suddenly it becomes sublime 
to realize just how much time— has passed 
now seemingly moving much too fast... 

like motion picture film spinning on a reel
as this arduous journey reaches a place of still...

still quiet —volume so loud —you can hear it scream
with flashes of the past rewinding inside your mind... 

revealing —in that slippage of time— often 
it was thou— you left behind... 

quiet screams —
time to exhale and receive what has been achieved
time to step in—to — new— serene dreams...  

shhhh — listen!— the time is now yours 
time to lay to rest — hustle bustle and grind 
time — to open new doors...


***Inspired by the feelings many retirees and empty nesters experience...
However, many realize; "it's now their time" ...       



Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 6/11/2018 11:02:00 AM
Enjoyed the poem. Paints a true picture of reevaluating. I can relate your writing is awesome expresses a slowing down moving on & trusting
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Phyllis Phyl
Date: 6/11/2018 4:09:00 PM
Thanks for taking the time to comment. For so many, slowing down can be depressing and loneliness can set in. Depending on how it's viewed.
Date: 6/9/2018 7:17:00 PM
Well said. Excellent poetry! Comes a time when most of us look-back, slow-down, reevaluate ourselves and the world...and then proceed full throttle, fearless, trusting in the wisdom gained and the love that has transformed us.
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Phyllis Phyl
Date: 6/10/2018 4:34:00 AM
Thanks!... So--so-- true...
Date: 6/9/2018 4:12:00 AM
Very nice. The rhythm of your words is delightful. Really dig the line "this arduous journey reaches a place of still".
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Date: 6/9/2018 7:08:00 PM
Thanks. Thanks for taking the time to comment.