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Silence in a World of Shrill Stillness.

Updated on August 25, 2013


Hush... He shivers and pulls for covers.

Eyes closed, he finds nothing to sooth his frigid flesh.

Hush... He whispers in his slumber.

Thoughts rolling off his tired little tongue in protest to the sleep that has so subtly captured his imagination

Slumber steals his malicious way pulling him ever so close to fairy tales and myths.

Visions of puppies cloud his minds.

They speak his language...laughter and love.

He smiles both in dream and in bed.

It's snowing now and the pups huddle around him for warmth.

The hairs tickle his nose and he mumbles a little laugh.

Slow...pull the covers over the boys shivering body.

Kiss his cute little head and pray that his dreams keep him smiling...


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      mikielikie 4 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Mr. Barrett. Always happy to know that you enjoyed my work.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very touching piece.

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      mikielikie 4 years ago from Texas

      Thanks J-man. It's always awesome to hear from you and read your kind words.

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      This is so precious. Love the photo's of your son. Adorable!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      What an incredible hub, your poetry is touching and real and mixed with the photographs, awesome. Jamie