Personal (Hope)

Around me

is so much noise

I want to scream

so very loud

to drown out

the stifling sound

closing in

around me.


Shattering cries

through clattering teeth,

muffled moans

from trembling mouth.


I need to

calm my soul,

quiet my nerves

to a whisper,

eliminate the stress,

the worry in my heart.


With eyes closed

and hands folded,

I lift up my qualms

to the heavens above.


I pray for the peace

that confounds the world,

the stillness deep inside

that baffles us all,

the silence only

you can provide.

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