Poetry – Silence Speaks Words

In this free verse poetry “Silence Speaks Words

One can feel the pain of loss, of the weight of the heaviness, felt in the heart. In the poem below, I try to describe that loss I felt when I lost my husband to bone cancer. I wanted to fill his lungs again with air, to strip the pain he had suffered going through this cancer. I watched each day as it stole the very essence of life from him. It left me in awe of how precious life is, to enjoy every moment you can take to breathe, to laugh, to love.

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I believe silence has words.
Uttered in a defiance of a void.
A black hole.
It’s not the noise that will haunt you.
But that space which carries more weight,
then a rock itself.

It’s the things not said.
It’s the things of time.
The things that slowly fade.

Without that weighted word of goodbye!
It’s the last breath you can’t bring back.
Wishing lungs would fill with air.
The eyes are overflowing.
And the heart is breaking in two.
Silence DOES speak words.
And a part of you remains.

©Linda J. Wolff 2017
|Silence Speaks Words|
A free verse poetry.


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A poetic wordsmith by the mind and a passionate blogger by heart.
Reservoir for Wolff Poetry and mentor for youth writing groups. Life motto: Everything you seek is in the stillness of one’s mind. The place between seconds, whispering of a song between sound.

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