Silence

Rating: 4.8

How I wish I could move you
On the floor of my mouth
To articulate the thoughts
That arise in me.

To utter the words
That a mother
Yearns to hear
From her beloved daughter.

To sing a melody
For my father
Who earnestly wishes
To hear the golden voice
Of his very own.

I always love to listen
To the endless queries
Of my little brother
I know
I answered them so well
But he seemed
Not to understand.

No one will ever know
The deepest longings of my heart
And the hurts
I usually encountered
The joys and happiness
I experienced in life.

The memories I gathered
I want to convey
And share them with you
But they always
Stay with me
Only for me.


Copyright 2017, Rose Marie Juan-Austin, All Rights Reserved

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: disability
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Dr Dillip K Swain 22 January 2020

No one will ever know/The deepest longings of my heart/And the hurts/I usually encountered/The joys and happiness/I experienced in life.....captivating expression! A magnificent piece of work that drags me to read it again and again with utmost satisfaction!

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Kesav Easwaran 16 February 2020

The silence silvery. We can't express all we think all we feel all our experiences all we hope to. It could be often more to speak than what has been spoken out. A majestic poem that upholds love and affection in family values. Congrats Rose Marie 10+

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M Asim Nehal 02 November 2018

Fantastic poem Rose: It is indeed our silence which speaks louder than words.10+++++ The memories I gathered I want to convey And share them with you

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Kumarmani Mahakul 02 November 2018

I always love to listen To the endless queries Of my little brother I know I answered them so well But he seemed Not to understand.........love to little brother is touchingly inscribed here. Brilliant one. Thanks again.

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Anjandev Roy 02 March 2020

stay with me only for me........beautiful expression. anjandev roy.

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Nabakishore Dash 26 August 2021

An excellent poem.

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Robert Murray Smith 21 July 2021

A deserving top 500 poem.

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Such sadness...She must be a very special little girl...Great job Rose Marie Juan-Austin...

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Indira Renganathan 01 May 2021

'The memories I gathered I want to convey And share them with you But they always Stay with me Only for me.'....very true....this happens to many of us too...interesting write....5*****

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Aniruddha Pathak 12 April 2021

And it felt good reading your poem dear poet after a long gap.

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