Shh….Don’t Say the Word

A baby’s whimper as she drifts off to sleep
An eaglet’s first solo flight
A song that fades after a first date
Waking to the dark in the dead of night

Stories etched in muted walls
Peaceful dreams where no voice is heard
Are these the wonders I let escape
As I cling to you yet crave alone

 

dversepoets.com Today the prompt word is ‘solitude’, to write about what it means without using the word.

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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8 Responses to Shh….Don’t Say the Word

  1. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Interesting take on the prompt; your last line is powerful, and the solo things that could be done with grace work well.

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  2. kim881 says:

    Most people choose to forget how much is done is solitude and prefer to rely on the company of others. I love the lines:
    ‘A song that fades after a first date’
    and
    ‘Stories etched in muted walls
    Peaceful dreams where no voice is heard’.

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  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the tension of the contrast in the last line.

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  4. I love the list you make… and to me observing those little things require solitude (even in the company of others)

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  5. hank77 says:

    kaykuala

    Are these the wonders I let escape
    As I cling to you yet crave alone

    Very good close Mary! It is illustrating the irony of wanting good company yet wanting to be alone. Paradoxically brilliant!

    Hank

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  6. msjadeli says:

    I feel ambivalence, which isn’t a bad thing as it’s close to the center, which is balance.

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  7. I think sometimes the two coincide. Thanks for your observation!

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  8. rothpoetry says:

    Sometimes we just need our space! Well done Mary.

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