Hearing silence…

NaPoWriMo was first held in 2003. It is an annual project where participating poets write a poem each day of April. There are optional prompts given by the site for writing. You don’t need a blog for taking part. You just need to promise yourself that you will write a poem every day of April.

I’ve grown tired now
tired of hearing you
the words that spit
your disappointment
your dissatisfaction
that I am who I am
rather than who you
thought I would be

I drown them away
hearing them swirl
as they speed down
an old broken drain
till I hear nothing
only the silence now
that feels so free
for that silence is
what is really me.

The prompt at NaPoWriMo was a little confusing to inspire. So I chose to return to the Biliomancy Oracle, which gave me the quote “At the limit of hear­ing, one keeps quiet to hear | Into what oth­er­wise might be called silence.” for inspiration. The quote is from AUTUMN DRAWING by Eric Pankey. This is what transpired from that poem.

(12th April 2014)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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