Sanctity of Silence

poem by: Paddy Clegg
Written on May 29, 2017

The Sanctity of Silence

When the noises that surround me
Begin to ebb and flow away
The sanctity of silence
Has so much more to say

There’s a certain kind of pleasure
When all I hear is quite
If someone put it in a bottle
I’d pay any price to buy it

I hear peace when I hear silence
It always sooths my mind
Finding somewhere still to rest
Is sometimes hard to find

My reward for being silent
Is worth it’s weight in gold
The blanket that comes over me
Has delight in every fold

Worries that have plagued me
Drift away unseen
To leave me feeling lighter
And my thoughts become serene

It’s sad when it doesn't last long
Sometimes it ends too soon
And as such stillness leaves me
I’m left howling at the moon

As sickness is the greatest misery,
so the greatest sickness is solitude.
Solitude is the torment which is not threatened in hell itself.
John Dunne


Tags: rhyme, beat, encouraging, wishful,

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Christopher Russon commented:
Lovely well worded poem I like it.


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