SILENCE: A Random Poem (NPM)

It is way past sleep time.

Under these floors

Lie buried

Noises of the day;

So many locks

On so many thoughts

And on every lock

I feel the weight of

Stony silence.

This night could be saved

If I could hear just one sound

One small soft sound

Of your voice

A ‘hello,’

A ‘how are you?’ And

We could then save this night

From the madness of silence!©


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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8 Responses to SILENCE: A Random Poem (NPM)

  1. slmret says:

    How beautiful, Zakiah!

  2. murisopsis says:

    This is beautiful but also tinged with sadness… I wonder how many people wish for a few words to redeem the night. To move it from the silence of one to the comfort of two….

  3. Oh my – so sad and achingly beautiful.

  4. michnavs says:

    this is so sad, yet beautifully written Zak…

  5. How expressive , your poem , Zaliah . Loneliness even when people are two.
    Love ❤

  6. Such a powerful, poignant poem, SweetZ!
    Makes me think of those who have “rescued” me from silence…eased my worries…brought me smiles. I so appreciate them! 🙂
    I’ve always wondered why/how day-silence and night-silence can be so different.
    (((HUGS))) ❤

  7. Rupali says:

    Your words touch my heart.

  8. lolaWi says:

    so lovely. achingly beautiful 🙂

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