Tuesday, October 7, 2014

To Live In Silence

Good morning, dear reader. Today's prompt for #OctPoWriMo is 'silence'. We have a visual prompt, which is the picture immediately preceding the poem, and we have the word. Silence. Can you hear it? My poem today went in an unintended direction, but I am happy with the outcome. Please enjoy.
Rod E. Kok
October 7, 2014

There is no such thing
as perfect silence
in my normal existence.

In waking hours,
thoughtful cacophony
fills my head,
filtering out the sounds
that really matter.

In my sleep,
dreams shout aloud
all the wonders
I recall from
distant memory.

But I came close
to attaining such
such aloneness.

Strong boughs held
me up, keeping me safe
from the dangers

A broken grip,
losing touch with
the support
I forgot about.

Deafening pain
roared through
my very being,
muting my desire
to listen to reason.

I heard nothing,
except for my own desire
to live
in silence.


  1. You combined two prompts! Perfect and silence. It's something to think about it. Thanks!

    1. It didn't even dawn on me that I used yesterday's prompt in today's poem. The two poems are so different. Thanks for pointing it out, and thanks for visiting my page!!

  2. I loved the way it proceeds and silence becomes something that you desire.