Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Silence - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

The heart longs for silence-
a break from the staccato of chaos
in the murmering violence,
sobbing and screamings
many corners in our one world.

Away from human madness
that seeks to kill and destroy
the others, and laughs at the
sight of blood and deaths
of the fallen innocents.

The heart longs for silence
in the pulse of love
wanting only to embrace
and reach out those who are
are crying and dying…

For it is in silence
that one can go deeper
into the source of love
that is greater than pain,
human madness and violence.

Topic(s) of this poem: peace

Comments about Silence by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (11/13/2014 6:06:00 AM)

    Away from human madness
    that seeks to kill and destroy... good lines....10

    wrong chase
    no loving phase
    all self centered activities
    man can realize its futilities

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen(11/19/2014 3:16:00 AM)

    Thanks for your response to this, Mehta. Thanks for rating this so highly and thank you so much for having four lines which supplement the message of my poem. Take care.

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  • Shabeeh Haider (11/11/2014 1:16:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem. Indeed in silence we can find love....and a lot more (Report)Reply

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen(11/19/2014 3:15:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for responding, Shabeeh. Sorry that it is only now I learned how to respond a comment. Now I know that my response will immediately come into your profile and something which you can read without brushing or surfing this poem again.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 9, 2014

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