Silence of the Night

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Silence of The Night

Bitter cold within my bones,
Moonless night to hide all fears.
Sightless eyes glare darkly.
Sour stench that suffocates me,
But the sounds of the lonely night are silent.
You ask,”Where is the sound of a car?
The whisper of a leaf?
The dragging footsteps of despair?”

I tell you,
“Listen to the silence.
The words behind dark curtains.
The cries within barred lips.
The smothered screams under thick pillows.”
You look at me so innocently.
Then you ask,
“But how can there be noise in silence?”

I smile softly and whisper to you,
“Learn to hear the silence in the sound,
Then you will understand the sound in the silence.
Listen to the hidden message behind dry eyes,
Then you will understand the sound in silence.
Taste the agony in mirthless laughter,
Then you will understand the sound in silence.
Feel the desolation of silences unheard,
Then you will truly hear the sound in silence.”

I watch your tender child-thoughts,
They play across your delicate brow.
A tear falls from my eye,
Caressing your curious face
As I hear the silent sounds you are yet to scream.

Sunday, August 14, 2011.

Kadeen Nichelle Oksana Waldron

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