Philip Williams


Echoes - Poem by Philip Williams

The vows of their silence, echoes
As a screaming hum of nothing
Through the muffled white washed walls
Of a convent wall, of religious housing
Seeming deaf, to the silence of its years
Hearing only, its consistent voice of silence, screaming
From the inside of its muffled incommunicado
They seek an audience, other than their own dreaming
Tongue tied, and mute deaf, to the tears of their sounds
Listening, hearing deep within themselves, mental screams of inability
But silenced by the shadow of the vow, a tongue tied religious dream
Silence echoes, sleeping, whimpering in its own human born fragility

Topic(s) of this poem: silence


Comments about Echoes by Philip Williams

  • Seema Jayaraman (11/17/2015 6:49:00 AM)


    Silenced by the Vow.. awesome write... each line so deep and meaningful..As a screaming hum of nothing
    Through the muffled white washed walls best lines I liked, am adding this one to my favorite list to re-read later.. thanks for sharing.
    (Report) Reply

    Philip Williams (11/17/2015 9:39:00 AM)

    Thankyou for your sincere words

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/17/2015 5:41:00 AM)


    Vows of silence are scribbling in this sharing with interesting view. Fantastic sharing...10 (Report) Reply

  • (11/17/2015 5:40:00 AM)


    A wonderful poem pin pointing the orthodoxy and it's limitations in religious matters with great skill. A thought provoking write. Enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »



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


Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015



[Report Error]