Elizabeth Padillo Olesen
Silence, A Privilige - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen
In silence I move beyond myself
from the prison of chaos and worries
I listen to the pulse of my heart
and the breathing through my nose.
In silence I open my ears
to the songs of the morning birds,
to the ticking of the clock,
and the sounds of cicadas in the nights.
In silence I stand in awe
before the Presence of God
who formed me in my mother's womb
and wonder why He has kept me alive.
In silence I open my being
to the Source of Life -
Greater, Higher and Mightier than I am
Upon whom I find my life's anchor.
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