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My Search For Silence - Poem by Mary Nagy

I'll sit here in my bedroom
where the silence is sometimes deafening
(when I have thoughts on my mind
that need to be discussed) .
As I clear my mind to listen
to the silence
I realize there is no silence here.
The ticking of the old wind-up alarm clock
becomes so loud...
I feel compelled to move
my ''experiment'' to another room.

I find a comfortable spot
in the bathroom.
Sitting on the bench that normally holds
the all-important reading material
I begin to listen for the silence.
It takes very little time
for me to realize this is not the room
for silence.
The sink begins dripping
almost as if to mock me
and say ''Silence...yeah right! ''
I tighten the faucet only
to be laughed at by the toilet
as it makes it's usual
groan while it levels off the water in the bowl.
This is surely not the room for silence.

I head to the kitchen.
There must be silence here.
I find it still and quiet until I really listen.
The flourescent light above the stove
is whining as if to say ''I'm here! ''
I turn it off and begin my quest for silence
once more.
The refridgerator lets out a God-awful noise
that makes me jump.
It only last a few seconds but it's enough
to ruin the mood.

I begin to wonder if silence
can ever truly be found
in a house that is lived in.
I go sit in the living room.
As I plop down on the micro-suede couch
and listen to the music it makes against my flannel pajamas
I laugh.
Who wants silence?
I love the sounds of my life.
This house is full of sounds...
love, laughter, water dripping, lights flickering,
the clocks ticking....
and I'm listening
and loving every sound!


Comments about My Search For Silence by Mary Nagy

  • Rookie Becky Ginn (3/25/2006 12:14:00 PM)

    I think this poem is buzzin' Mary. The celebration towards the end is great. All the best and keep it up. Love Becky! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (3/23/2006 1:25:00 PM)

    Tapping your feet to the rhythm of life, what a joy.I remember doing a walk up Ben Nevis in Scotland, when my friend and myself did actually reach the summit, I could have cried.I had not felt this at peace since I was a Child.The silence was so close and so intence that you felt it was watching you.There were candles light and photos of people who had passed away, It was like a vigil.Amazing poem here.Thankyou Mary, you seem to always be able to trigger off something worth remembering or something worth learning from.Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,499 Points Uriah Hamilton (3/14/2006 12:10:00 PM)

    I love the celebration of life at the end. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Silence

  1. 51. My Search For Silence , Mary Nagy
  2. 52. The Silence , Philip Schultz
  3. 53. A Wind Of Silence Is A Wind Of Violence , Elisabeth Karlberg
  4. 54. :) Silence , Bill Grace
  5. 55. Power Of Silence , RAJ NANDY
  6. 56. Sweet Silence After Bells , Christopher John Brennan
  7. 57. Peaceful Silence , Theresa Ann Moore
  8. 58. Silence , Mahfooz Ali
  9. 59. Silence , Ben Gieske
  10. 60. Silence, My Silence, Your Silence, The S.. , Bijay Kant Dubey
  11. 61. Painful Silence , Walter Krijthe
  12. 62. Silence , Jasbir Chatterjee
  13. 63. The Proximity Of Silence , Dr subhendu kar
  14. 64. If The Shoe Fits Man Will Then Try To Si.. , Ted Sheridan
  15. 65. Suddenly Silence , jerry hughes
  16. 66. Silence In The Closet , Herbert Nehrlich
  17. 67. Haiku - In Silence , john tiong chunghoo
  18. 68. I Sat In Silence , Daffodil Decarie
  19. 69. Silence Of Love , Archana Prabahar
  20. 70. 'A Beautiful Night Of Christmas Silence' , Trade Martin
  21. 71. Silence The Lie! , Sylvia Chidi
  22. 72. Silence , Joseph Rambeaut
  23. 73. ! Silence , Bob Blackwell
  24. 74. Silence, Tears And Rain , Deepa Thomas
  25. 75. Silence Of , Herbert Nehrlich
  26. 76. (008june2 07) The Silence Of The Typewr.. , Max Reif
  27. 77. Breaking The Silence , Mary Nagy
  28. 78. A Sad Disaster Worthy To Be Buried In Pr.. , Charles Chaim Wax
  29. 79. Thoughts Of Silence , Peter S. Quinn
  30. 80. Silence , Marilyn Lott
  31. 81. If Silence Breaks Its Silence , MELVIN BANGGOLLAY
  32. 82. Capture The Silence! , Geoff Warden
  33. 83. The Silence Of Tomorrow , Nightdweller
  34. 84. The Savage Silence Of Desire , Eila Mahima Jaipaul
  35. 85. Devious Silence. , John Kipling Lewis
  36. 86. Silence , Kim McInnis
  37. 87. Severity Of Your Silence , Putholi Arumugham
  38. 88. Silence , K.. K..
  39. 89. She Walks In Silence , Landrey
  40. 90. Silence , Nyki Thomas
  41. 91. Code Of Silence , tony welburn
  42. 92. Silence , Elena Frantsuzova
  43. 93. Love In Silence , Rajeswari A V
  44. 94. Love Of Silence , Ershad Mazumder
  45. 95. The Eloquence Of Silence , ifedayo oshin
  46. 96. To Someone I Admire In Silence , Jona PoloRamirez
  47. 97. My Silence , Aldo Kraas
  48. 98. Silence Is Golden? , Melissa Koeman
  49. 99. Silence , Ina Helen Herland
  50. 100. In Silence , Mystykka Mysterious
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