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Embrace Silence

Today was a day to embrace silence.
Put away the TV rhetoric.
Turn off the music and chatter.
Just listen to the silence.

Back in 2017 I wrote about silence.
Time to resurrect that post:


Silence is resounding in my ears.
Silence wipes away confusion and fears.
Silence speaks as all nature rings.
Silence breaks as songbird sings.

Silence whispers compassion’s song –
Let’s me contemplate yesterday’s wrong.
Allows God’s grace to fill this space
Instead of wallowing in my own disgrace.

Silence brings new life to God’s Word.
It lets the Holy Spirit speak and be heard.
It opens my heart to name the nameless
And enter their world blameless and shameless.

Open my heart, Lord, in silence to know
All that You’re saying, all that You show
Through challenges booming or hugs soft and sweet.
Help me to hear You in ALL that I meet.

Jan Beekman

Comments on: "Embrace Silence" (13)

  1. A fine poem, Jan

  2. Elaina Colby said:

    With growing list of things to worry about in our world and in our lives, the corruption and lies from our government and news outlets, the angry and unreasonable people around us and all of the chaos and stress that seems to never go away, we must make the effort to embrace the cleansing effect that silence offers. “To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders” Lao Tzu

  3. Great advice and reminder to be still and silent.
    Too much noise and confusion around.
    Blessings! ♥♥

  4. Wonderfully crafted poem! We all need to pause and embrace the silence of the moment.

  5. This brings to mind those still summer evenings when all you can hear is a lone blackbird singing it’s little heart out on the rooftop. 🐦<—– couldn't find a blackbird emoji, lol. xx

  6. Sometimes I begin the day in silence. No noise, no music, no TV. Just myself and spirit. We all need that now and then

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