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I Hear Silence

Updated on January 15, 2016

It Sounds Crazy

It's true

Silence is golden

There is so much to say

People love to talk

It is human nature

To give our opinion on everything

Reflecting all our values and traditions

Keeping quiet didn't make sense

Nothing will happen if I try it

I will probably be bored

After a few minutes I couldn't wait to say I told you so

Then as if I was expecting lightning to strike

I felt a feeling of calm

This has to be my nerves

Wouldn't I be jumpy and restless

Not relaxed and at ease

So I gave it more time

A sudden rush

Like I was going to blush

Now you got me thinking

How nice it was

I have read before

Just to allow yourself to breathe

We do it unconsciously all the time

Now your asking me to listen

To tune into myself

What about the world around me ?

What will other people think ?

As my mind began to race

I wanted to talk now more than ever

Soon that thought would fade

In the next breath I felt peaceful again

A little lighter

Now my focus began on sounds around me

A light humming of my refrigerator

The unexpecting sound of my smoke detector

A soft chirp

The sound of the t.v. from the other room

It's Friday January fifteenth

A newscaster just said

My head began to drop

I can feel the air spread through my lungs

With my eyes closed

I begin to see colors

Is it from the kitchen light being on ?

If that was true

Why didn't I see it before

A quick flash of yellow

In a sea of black

My feet lying hidden under the table

My toes twitched

Now the dryness of my mouth

I begin to swallow

My mouth wet again

I feel my pulse

Beating on my wrist


Now I hear the radiator tapping

I know the heat is working

My wife sound asleep in the chair

I hear her let out a little sigh

I am not sleepy or awake

Just here

Surrounded by

No thrust in the middle of sound

I begin to think of all my nose hairs

Filtering the air that I breathe

I never thought about them before

Why now ?

My wife is snoring

They say you tend to snore when you are over tired

At the same time a sound of a distant plane flying

My head how much smaller it is than my whole body

It is like the aviation tower

The rest of my body is the plane

A stranger thought how I want to connect

Like two planes in the night

Both traveling at speeds of hundreds of miles an hour

A car

I could hear the tires as it passed by

The sound of my cat Charlotte scratching her head with her paw

The more I want to be still

I feel pressure in my nose

Under my left nostril

A stiffness in my neck

There shouldn't be

I'm not tense

A chill along my arms down my spine

Even though the temperature in the house did not change

My eye lids became heavy

A sudden itch on my upper leg

I think of all the hairs on my arms

As little trees in a huge forest

My lips moistened by my tongue

I feel them separate

Like they no longer needed to be closed

My eye lids are aweful heavy

I feel the heat from the kitchen light against my skin

My right wrist hurts

Both of my wrists have been sore in the past

That's nothing new

They haven't hurt all day and why just one

Why are my teeth clenched ?

So much effort waisted

I let out a lazy yawn

Wondering how much time has passed

Since I first began this trip

A little burp

My legs feel restricted by my dungarees

Now if this is what it means to be still

The comfort of my thoughts in a shell

Like a lobster

Still not free to move about

I don't even know how many teeth I have in my own mouth

That's a sad fact

Isn't it something how are eyes sit in a socket

Like a wrench connected by it's parts

I hear the words move along, move along

That's not even part of a song

I feel the bottom of my butt go numb

I have two ears that are my antenna

That are always working

Even as I sleep

I know I have a heart in the middle of my chest

Pumping blood constantly

All through out my body

How blessed we all are

To say we alive and well

For the past week everyone was talking

How they would love to win the money on Power Ball

All the ways they would spend it

Yesterday on the news announced there were three winners to Power Ball

The biggest prize in the lottery's history

One point five billion dollars

I wonder how many people realize

Our own bodies are worth so much more

Yet people pay little attention

To keep their body healthy so it can last a very long time


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I can't imagine how anyone would not be thankful for just our bodies alone. Then we add the beauty of other people. To top it off the wonders of our fascinating world. Some people get caught up in feeling negative and never break free. Thank you so much for commenting on another beautiful day.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Michael-Milec I make the time to appreciate all the riches of good health and what comes with it is great wealth. Slowing down is sometimes hard when everything around you seems to going faster and faster. Thank you for your insight and caring. May each day bring you more peace and joy.

    • Michael-Milec profile image


      2 years ago

      This whole experience,- a rush of thoughts in one stroke !? Dream On, no wonder your body is exhausted, at least it seems to me ... In a healthy body, healthy mind, says the proverb in my native language. Indeed, we must cherish our bodies if we want continue to remain profitable yet a long time..

      Take care.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most inspirational reminding us how precious life is.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Jodah Giving my body permission just to relax and be free of all thoughts is harder than I thought. Being kind to my own body is revitalizing. Thank you for reading and sharing. So many times you have left wonderful comments that I continue to appreciate years after they are posted. Let's make today a me day. Where we take a few minutes just to say thank you to our own bodies and I just want to let you know how grateful I am for all that you do. Now mentally and physically we are one. A kind of mental diagnostic check. All systems go.

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wow, it is amazing the amount of diverse thoughts that run through your head when you are trying to just be quiet and meditate Dream On. What good is any amount of riches or anything else in the world if we don't try to look after our health so we are in this world for as long as possible.? Thanks for sharing your wise words.


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