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Silence Of Hope (poem)

Updated on October 9, 2013

He sat and listened to my songs of pain

And when I cried he washed away my tears

His silence seemed to lay claim to all fears

His silence filled the air with hope’s refrain


For I had fallen seriously ill

The doctors’ silence heightened my dismay

My world of friends seemed very far away

Except this one who would my darkness fill


But who was he who deep in silence waits

That shadow of a moment of the past

My eyes unclear of memories he cast

Yet through my heart a meaning he relates


To some unknown the soul of me was drawn

A silence of a nothing all around

Was then I heard familiar fateful sound

And I awoke to find that he had gone


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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Deep, dark, filled with extreme emotional impact. This poem, accompanied by the photo and the video has such a strong effect, it left me motionless for the longest time.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Very rich poem, Martin. Beautiful!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Very powerful dear Mh, and I understand from where it comes precious heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers always.

      Up and more and sharing

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      This is a very powerful poem indeed.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you for a wonderful piece.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I thought I'd switch and read a poem this morning and you did not disappoint me. Beautiful work, Martin, and congrats on passing the 100,000 mark in views.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Almost surreal. Nicely done sir.


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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

      Amazing work, Martin.

      The music lent a sad, mournful setting for the poem.

      Pardon me, but you expertise is showing.


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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Oh Martin, how beautiful and yet painful. I'm a crier for sure and you had me with this one.

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting. I'd like to add heartbreaking.

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      shara63 3 years ago

      Pain in all beauty...excellent work!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Deep, dark, and the pain is so isolating, something that cannot be shared.

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      A sad, beautiful tale.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Loved this expressive poem.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This says so much, ad the clarity is resounding.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      A deeply moving poem.

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