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Daily Prompt: Silence

via Daily Prompt: Silence


Still my head in the clanging of the night, the time when darkness amplifies the messes of a life

hard on ourselves, we shush the racket, we roll, we toss, we justify it

A reason for the clamor banging inside our skull; there are a hundred

the list makers tally one two three

the naysayers find, then deny, the pattern

the lost find crumbs in the replay- the words, the moves, the comebacks missed

Jaws clenched, shoulders shrugged, the toss, the turn, the ujjayi

This life

and where it is taking you, in this one night-

relived, revised, reviled-

Breathe through,

settle a silence in palms open,

and cradle forgiveness beyond admonition,

allow your gentled, paused and playful spirit

to hold abundant grace and mercy for your reflections.


She is certainly stilled;  yet crossed leg with foot twitching, gives her silence a war.

#for Reticent Mental Property. Participating in Daily Prompts. Sept. 20, 2016


7 comments on “Daily Prompt: Silence

  1. Mr Modigliani
    September 20, 2016

    One of your very best writes Ret. Raw, honest, intelligent, and aesthetic

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ret MP
      September 20, 2016

      Thank you, M. Many friends are going through some sleepless nights…it’s a shared insomnia. If I cannot be lying in bed with all of them, I can at least light a candle during the longest, darkest hours.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Marty
    September 20, 2016

    Abundant grace. Pity it’s not in abundance


  3. The Muscleheaded Blog
    September 22, 2016

    A compassionate, sensitive write, Ret.


  4. distantshipsmoke
    September 22, 2016

    I had to come back and read this one again. I think I would call this provocative.


    • Ret MP
      September 22, 2016

      This write began as a purge of the badness we embolden in the darkness, the long nights of sleepless mind tossing…and then, it needed to take me to a better place; and it did. Mindfulness. Yoga. Positive- affirmations. We find peace if we are at least as kind to ourselves as we are to others…- thanks for reading, again DSS. – Ret

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  5. dievca
    October 2, 2016

    Argh — my foot twitches ceaselessly in the morning. Disturbing others, disturbing myself. If noise is a vibration, my foot is rattling a cymbal.


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