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Words of Silence

Updated on February 10, 2016
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Shaloo Walia is an astrologer and tarot reader. She is an Art of Living teacher and also an ardent Krishna devotee and a follower of ISKCON.

Creeping venomously from your deafening silence

Doubt rears its ugly head in a faint voice of defiance

As I stand stupefied in confusing thoughts lost

And wordlessly suffer every pang it cost.

My thoughts eddying around in blind uncertainty

For how could anyone hurt other purposely

I have been waiting for days and scarcely a word

Only silence of words unuttered and unheard.

Cumbersome silence spells the impending doom

And I stand alone in this awful space of gloom

Smothering the pain ignited by endless desire

With raging tears extinguishing the crimson fire.

And yet experiencing pleasure beyond my imagination

When in my dreams, I can hear our endless conversation.

Brushing aside doubts, I step into the mysterious silence

Gathering my happiness, I sprinkle it like diamonds.

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing

and rightdoing there is a field.

I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass

the world is too full to talk about.”

— Rumi

The Sound of Music

© 2016 Shaloo Walia

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      Bill Holland 15 months ago from Olympia, WA

      This is sadly beautiful. Communication is such a wonderful thing between couples, or parents and children...silence only breeds confusion and resentment. Wonderfully written!

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      Eric Dierker 15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I always - now - await when the time comes for my loved ones to speak or give hint of their feelings. Now I am content to wait.

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Bill! Silence makes you imagine the worst possible things when actually none may exist. But at the same time, silence between two souls in love can be very beautiful too!

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      @Eric Patience is indeed a great virtue. Sometimes all the other person needs is space and time.

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      manatita44 15 months ago from london

      Extremely beautiful, and with a touch of my Rumi to booth. My Julie Andrews, too. I saw that movie probably 30 times!

      Your poetry is so great, Shaloo!

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Manatita! Sound of music is my favorite movie too. I have watched it innumerable times and simply love the beautiful locales and the songs of the movie.

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      Rudy Lopez 15 months ago from Dallas

      Wonderful poem Swalia, silence is a blessing or an abuse depending on how it is used.

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      Dana Tate 15 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      This was really nice. "how could anyone hurt someone purposely" I have often wondered how myself.

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Poetwopoem! Silence can be incredibly beautiful and yet utterly devastating. It's amazing how it can evoke such extreme emotions.

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Dana! Probably some people derive pleasure in hurting others. Or may be they do it in ignorance, unaware of the effect their actions cause.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 15 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Mesmerising. Silence can be golden as well as menacing and it can hit one more forcefully than lightening. I have no words to express the impact of this poem.

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Rajan! I have done some meditation courses where one spends three days in silence. I can't express how beautiful those days in silence are. But silence can be a burden too if it comes from a space of bitterness and anger.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 15 months ago from The Caribbean

      " This awful space of gloom." Such a beautiful phrase thought it describes something ugly. That's the work of a good poet.

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Dora!

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      Missy Smith 15 months ago from Florida

      A beautiful piece of poetry you've written, Swalia. I relate to it so well.

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      FlourishAnyway 15 months ago from USA

      You capture both desperation and, at the end, resolve. Well done.

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Missy! Only one who has undergone the pain can relate to it.

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Flourishanyway! Nobody can take away my happiness from me :)

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      gaurav oberoi 15 months ago

      Fabulous....great writing....meaningful and captivating

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Gaurav!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Lovely poetry and I love the ending. Sprinkling happiness like diamonds just lovely thoughts.

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Gypsy Rose! Happiness is what we all are seeking, isn't it?

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      Surabhi Kaura 15 months ago

      I loved the quote by Rumi and your poem is matchless! Love you!

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Surabhi! I love Rumi's writings. He is matchless.

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      Deb Hirt 15 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      A description fit to a tee. That's exactly how it feels.

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Deb!

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      Ann Carr 14 months ago from SW England

      This is such a well-crafted poem. I love the last line especially, it's beautiful. We should indeed sprinkle our happiness like diamonds.

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      Thank you annart! Happiness is our ultimate treasure, isn't it?

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