My Path Is Silence Poem by Kenneth Maswabi

My Path Is Silence

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I have listened to man preach
Swallowing the sacred nectar
And vomiting it in rejection
It is the dejection of the spirit
That ejected the word back out
The spirit has to be harnessed
In the emptiness of nothingness
Then the light of God will find its mark
Silence is not an absence of sound
But it is the envelope that wraps us into emptiness
Allowing the nectar of God to be tasted
By the emptiness of our being
It is this experience that gave me shudders
I have gone back to the bowl of Silence countless times
I have listened to Silence without tiring
I waited for the state of nothingness with great patience
I have been soaked in the waters of the spirit
Not to be confused with the toxic waters of alcohol
But it is the intoxication of Silence that allowed me to see
To look beyond my everyday life with its bouts of joy and despair
And be empty of the toxic substance of ego
I submerged myself in humility and entered the lake of Hope
It is here where I discovered the portal to the everlasting life
Unconditional Love is not only a state of being
It is the unfolded Truth displayed on the canvas of the heart
It is the meaninglessness of life given meaning
It is the field of emptiness illuminated
It is the substance of being nourished and polished
It is the only door to eternity
Love is not a compulsive state of being
Love is like a river flowing through the wilderness
It paves its way without the use of force
It opens gates of new chapters of life
Allowing awareness to take root
It unleashes the ecstasy of being
Giving us the true taste of happiness

©Kenneth Maswabi

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
This poem is a great journey into the Silence
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sylvia Frances Chan 25 August 2021

.......and of greatest Love, God is His Name, Holy Spirit is He and the Arisen Son from the dead. Just wanna add some words to your most beautiful poem, marvelous!

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Unnikrishnan E S 01 September 2021

Marvellous poem. Very very Profound write. Preaching sans conviction is exposed here. Strikingly stark and sharp. To the point. Exquisite choice of words

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Kenneth Maswabi 01 September 2021

Thank you all dear honourable Poets for the beautiful comments...It is a blessing and an honour to hear your beautiful words.

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Unnikrishnan E S 01 September 2021

I am so happy that this great poem has been selected as POEM OF THE DAY. Congratulations

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Unnikrishnan E S 01 September 2021

Part 3: The very idea that SILENCE is the most sharp and incisive weapon. It is much more vociferous than a speech of a million words. May I invite you to read my poem "SILENCE IS WHAT I CHOOSE."

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Unnikrishnan E S 01 September 2021

Part 2: " Silence is not an absence of sound But it is the envelope that wraps us into emptiness"". Most beautiful and apt definition of silence, I have seen.

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Unnikrishnan E S 01 September 2021

Part 2

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Kenneth Maswabi

Kenneth Maswabi

Maun, Botswana
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