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



Thin wisps of clouds stand motionless,
Against the approaching twilight’s sky.
Leaves flutter gently,
constant reminders of the wind’s comforting caresses.
A sudden pang of wistful melancholy jumps out of my heart,
Spreading its moody fingers within my stomach.

A sigh leaves my lips, as I stare longingly at the sky,
Wishing for anything, something,
To break the monotony
Of another lonely day;
To arrest the creation of another dangerous thought;
But all remains the same,
Another reminder of the nothingness of my life,
The void that friendship, and mindless banter,
Can never fill.

I turn my back
Toward the scene,
Directing my gaze,
Away from the slowly darkening sky,
And descend to face another meaningless night.


Kadeen Nichelle Oksana Waldron

**Decided to be stupid enough to stare at the sky at the twilight time of the day…Smh

May 16, 2011.