a place to project ourselves to hear
heart’s murmurings until heart comes home;
to poisoned mind on big screen large,
’til antidote resolves.
Silence guards ’gainst word distorted,
where trust away corroded and time-rusted relation.
Watchful silence better than angry exchange,
for word of God withheld lest rend us might,
before we are ready for Truth.
Silence: darkness before Truth’s dawn,
for the Light that will reveal all,
and even silent hearts exposed will show
their true hue and life’s delight.
Silence: most loving when all other love extinguished,
and even fear itself grows waiting weary.
and business left undone,
of lives cut short and forsaken loves.
Silence: wisdom when no response will do,
allow the errant heart to find its own path through the maze of life.
Silence: language of death that awaits new life,
of waiting upon nameless expectation,
that wraps us up against the cold...
in the warmth of silence, that faithful paradox,
where whole universes await new birth.