Chris Boyles

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Silent Thoughts - Poem by Chris Boyles

To become a nun was a thought in her mind
alas the courage she really could not find.
For though her life was dull and very drear
she did not want to leave her home here.

This young lady very unloved she did feel
needing a place to go so she could heal.
A vow of silence one day she would take
thoughts of no more pain or heart ache.

She was not at all religious not a bad thing
though at christmas carols she did sing.
In church she did find some peace of mind
but at that time it was not the right kind.

Older she grew life changed very slightly
people took her pain and hurt lightly.
Cutting the story short children she bore
to feel love she need look no more.

The love of children is precious you see
the love of a man she had not any.
To explain the difference was a waste
as like a nun now she felt chaste.

Children grown jobs and lives they had
this lady still inside felt pretty bad.
Circumstances thus denied her a chance
of her one love and of romance.

Back to a teenager her mind then sped
remembering the tears on her bed.
Her thoughts of once becoming a nun
a mother alone as the tears begun.

Hobbies she had but was left unfulfilled
her one love gone she felt chilled.
There for her making her feel complete
memories left in her mind to repeat.

There she sat alone on the church pew
unknowing with herself what to do.
Sun shining through stained glass bright
this time had she had seen the light.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 25, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 6, 2011

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