Locked Silence

Shuttered windows
doorways frozen in silence

Tables and chairs
like lumps of silence
stare at the fire in the hearth.

The snow, it keeps a falling
noiselessly, in feathery silence
~ if only I could hear a sound

Only the sound of your voice
this silence will be bearable
and the snow would look beautiful~

And this day can be saved.

Zakiah Sayeed
NPM April 9th.


About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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6 Responses to Locked Silence

  1. murisopsis says:

    Yes and yes again! It snowed all morning and finally the sun came out at ~ 4:00 pm and the snow on the sidewalks all melted. As I walked to my car, the sparrows were in full chorus. And indeed the day was saved!!

  2. slmret says:

    A beautiful poem, Zakiah! It was 90 degrees here — record breaking temps all over Southern California! It should be a few degrees cooler tomorrow, and about 20 degrees less by the weekend! It’s crazy!

  3. I saw a robin on the weekend but it flew away as soon as I got my phone out.

    “lumps of silence” – I like that.

  4. Beautiful poem .It would go well with my latest post that you love Zakiah.
    Love ❤

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