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Updated on May 17, 2013

Cast your broken arrow to the wind

It lands nowhere into thin air

Not a whiff of sound discerned

Galactic sounds fell on deaf ears.

Synonymous with ominous dreams

The state of mind wandered

The sea of stars deadened the senses

Dead black night dominates a lonely soul.

The things that mattered doesn't matter anymore

Time is an elusive sparrow

Impermanence clings on its wings

Silence is a long time to be away from myself.

Deafening abyss populates my mind

Catapulted into raging clouds

Not a sound drizzled to be heard

Silence and peace turns my world.


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      Globetrekkermel 4 years ago from CALIFORNIA

      thanks avian again and again- my most ardent fan!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Oh, yes, the sounds of silence, my favorite state of mind. Well done!

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      Globetrekkermel 4 years ago from CALIFORNIA

      oh hello Graham... Thank you so much for reading my hubs and commenting on it. I really do not get a lot of comments in hubs.Good to know that someone reads it.Good to hear from you. To be honest , I do not even understand what I was writing in this poem and believe it or not, I composed it in 15 minutes. Words just came and i was compelled to write them down without any clue what I was trying to convey. It was probably inspired by the death of a very dear and close friend who had been a friend for over 30 years. Yes, i am leaving next week for a southeast asian trip to celebrate the birthday of my soon to be 90 year old mother in the Philippines and on to Vietnam and Cambodia after-will be cruising down the Mekong river in a wooden sampan boat unless I don't get hit with the ferocious moonson rains in Ho Chi minh city.I am hopefully meeting a fellow Filipino hubber who incidentally lives near where I live in the Philippines.She writes well too so we hope to compare notes when we meet.How is your health? Are you doing ok, inspite of everything that you said you were going through healthwise ? God bless you Graham.I mean it.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hello again Mel. Am I delighted or disturbed by this wonderful poem. Whichever it is it has worked it's magic and moved me. Have you been trekking?