The Power Of Silence

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“Silence please”

Silence is a period without any sound
A period of complete quiet
So says those with a mastery of the English Language
Yet others say that you can communicate without using words

That silence is a sound, ask Simon and Garfunkel
That it is the most powerful scream
That silence is deafening
When your phonebook is full of numbers
But nobody calls

That silence is a language
That it can prove a point
Saying a lot by not saying anything
That silence is a weapon
To help ignore those trying to annoy
To show that you are upset
You drift away into silence
To create peace and quiet

That silence is romantic.
That it is a beautiful voice
When silence takes the stage
All other actors and activities around dissipate
What remains is just, the speech of Love

That silence is medicine
That it can heal broken hearts
Hearts broken by creation of distance between
Hearts with emotional pain that physically hurts
Just cry, they say
And let the teardrops fall
Release yourself
To drown in the wells of silence.

That silence is a disability
They are dumb, they say
And yet those who can talk
And say nothing
Are called dumb too

Yet others say that silence is a show of cowardice
That it portrays weakness
That it is a show of guilt
That silence means consent
That it construes loneliness
That silence is a peacemaker
That it is the mother of truth

Silence, silence, silence

So now, what do you say silence is?

As for me, I will continue learning to hear silence.

I am an epic introvert, who quickly becomes an open book when I pen what’s in my significantly fertile mind; fertile as a result of bombardment by realities that are continuously captured by my inquisitive eyes, ears which are constantly rubbing the ground, through constant reading, and through dreaming too.

Writing provides an opportunity to ‘say’ what my unapologetic quiet mouth will not say; which not only soothes me, but also bequeaths to me a relief, a release, and a hope that the written words will change the world, even if only one person at a time.

And so should you seek, that’s where to find me; deeply tucked inside the blankets of reading, seeing, listening, dreaming, and then writing.

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