Treasure Island

Aidan Clevinger


Silence


They say that words can heal the mind,
And words can heal the heart.
But in all of my days
I've found words are the ways
Through which silence plays its part.

Words, it's true, can fill empty air,
They can fill the empty page.
Yet there never is a more moving time,
Than when the actors cease their words and rhymes,
And silence fills the stage.

At this very moment many a man,
Is weeping for silence's sting.
But many a man
With his newborn in hand
Finds silence a beautiful thing.

For my part I have felt them both,
Joy and pain in a silent hour,
But whether silence is a soothing balm,
Or the tempest thund'ring through the calm,
I will never deny its power.

Submitted: Monday, June 15, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Silence by Aidan Clevinger )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Goodbye, Richard Lam
  2. Vibes, Stratis Havarti
  3. Pruthibi O Mu, gajanan mishra
  4. IRAQ 2014, Tony Ogunlowo
  5. The world and I, gajanan mishra
  6. I LOVE, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  7. ।। শরতের দিন ।।, Rahman Henry
  8. ।। শরতের দিন ।।, Rahman Henry
  9. ।। শরতের দিন ।।, Rahman Henry
  10. AUGUST IS GOING TO EXPIRE, MOHAMMAD SKATI

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Lord Tennyson

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]