If Silence Could Speak

Remembering every insult

every humiliation

each tiny wrongdoing

she twists

turns her pillow over

fighting a wee-hour battle

with her worthy opponent:

How squeezed she would feel

how terribly frightened

fearful, black thoughts sucking life

right out of her

dumping it in the city sewers.

Flattened, shattered, gasping

for a drop of life

she lay

still, as death.

But such forces

as the one we know intimately

yields to no shadow master.

Sweeps in – no, that’s not its style,

It’s subtle, gentle

caring and kind.

It mends, heals, caresses

all in due course.

Reminds, ushers, helps and supports.

shows the splendor, the greenery, the unapologising

inherent force

of life.

It works not in bursts, nor in spectacular shows.

It hums, breezes, vibrates and leads the way.

Step by step

breath by breath

until the force – life – fills every pore




it soars

roaring – if silence could speak –

if I pay for my aliveness with death

let it come.

6 thoughts on “If Silence Could Speak

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  1. Powerful lines. A nice poem. Loved the ending and your above comment.

    I once read that understanding death as a part of life is the beginning of freedom since we begin dying the moment we are born and there can never be life without death since they are the same, Eckert Tollet I think. I’m still learning on the topic but there’s power and freedom to the moving past fear of death.

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    1. Thank you so much! It means a lot to hear that.

      Eckhart Tolle is one of my guiding lights. Him, and Thich Nhat Hahn, have opened a new realm of being for me. I lean more towards ‘we are the wave and life is water’ these days – which also eliminates fear of dying.

      Thanks for reading. X

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