Speaking or Silent

Words are drifting away like the receding waves
Leaving torn remnants of the ocean’s bounty exposed
Out of place, misunderstood and incomplete
I hear me breathing, not speaking, and feeling alive, not silent

Speechless, when all the world is fighting for voice
Sparks ignite flames and draw passions on all sides
Age-old rhetoric wrapped in modern sililoquoy
Hate and bloodshed make bitter, not better

In silence I can listen
In silence I can hear
In silence God speaks

Oceans crash, wind blows, thunder roars
His voice is the only one that matters
Until my words are His, I just get in the way
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I have linked up with five minute Friday.com and the word is Speak
Also with dversepoetspub.com where the prompt is to write a free verse sonnet. 14 lines. 2 quatrains and a then two concluding tercets.
I combined them.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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10 Responses to Speaking or Silent

  1. Pam Dow says:

    Hi Mary! I’m your FMF neighbor #81. Lovely poem. Loved the last lines “His voice is the only one that matters, Until my words are His, I just get in the way”.

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  2. A very good reminder for us all, and beautifully said.

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  3. A beautiful sonnet prayer..

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  4. Needed to hear this this morning

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  5. emangarduque says:

    Amen. Glad to have read this. thx 🙂

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  6. emhughsey says:

    So good – loved the first verse (?) in particular with the ocean imagery connecting to the words – stunning. Silence can be so powerful, hey?

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