Silence

Ugonna Wachuku 

 

There's grave silence

accross the earth seen. 

Hidden hearts preach in 

cities for growth, for

social justice, for

dying humankind's

well-being globally, 

for fertile farmlands

and humane harvest. 

Inequality blooms!

Silence! You don't 

count! 

 

Church bells are silently

ringing at the distance.

Temple bells are also 

ringing. And Mosque 

calls mingle with these 

ringing bells alive. 


I can hear the women
and men singing. I hear 

humankind singing: 
I can hear you from
Essertines. I can hear

you from Nigeria!

I can hear you from

Mexico! I can hear

you from these United

States of America!

I am 

human! 

I am

red

b

l

o

o

d

!

 

I can hear you from
the woods. I can hear 

you from this earth!

I am uncounted

human! 

 

I can hear your voice
from the other village.
Yet, you are so far
away. But I am still

human unloved! 

 

But with the clustered
brilliance of your waving
hair, you will come in
silence. 

 

At the warmth of the
evening sun, you will
smile in silence. I too
will watch in silence.  

 

Night shall come with
golden lamps to give
you hope and unforgotten
love with cherishment;
to give you the silence
of yearning hearts walking
the lush landscape of my
beckoning soul: 

 

That loving mutness in
sweet sad silence seen 

across our breathing 

blue earth!

 

There's grave silence

accross the earth seen. 

Hidden hearts preach in 

cities for growth, for

resilience, for soothing

social justice, for fresh 

farming and harvest, 

for dying humankind's

well-being, globally!

Inequality is King!

Skin colour brightly 

bars in hidden

hearts! 

 

Silence! 

Silence!  

Silence!

 

Yet, I can hear your

handsome hate from

the

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jgupta's picture

From your poem could hear the sound of silence!

hesyourlifelight's picture

Great poem..keep it up

Farah D's picture

its amazing the way you have portrayed this poem. On the surface I read a tender and romantic poem...yet beneath..almost hidden behind the words..I see a warm spiritual guidance..beckoning the reader on a fulfilling journey. Beautifully written!!

kitty's picture

Beautifully written......

Joleen Skerkowski's picture

Beautifully romantic.....this caught me.... "Night shall come with golden lamps to give you hope and unforgotten love with cherishment;" In such a troubled time...worldwide... a reference to silence ..and hope...and love.... so unique and tranquil ... yet another gift you have shared with us... Thanks for the invite.....Joleen

Misty Lackey's picture

beautiful work, I love all the lines in this one especially golden lamp. when I read that word I felt all good inside. I saw brown light curtains when I read the word golden lamp, does that make sense?

pattyspassion's picture

So lovely as only your spirit can express. your "silence" has spoken volumes!! Your words are wonderful! Love-n-Peace Patricia Hermes


Patty

Mary Charest's picture

This poem comes straight from your soul, and such a beautiful one, at that. Love resonates in your writings. You never cease to amaze. Mary

Donna Allard's picture

A lovers poem! Your signature! Donna

Helen Schmidt's picture

Ugonna, This is a lovely, ethereal poem that speaks of a love that is missed. It has a tender poignancy that reached my heart! You painted a perfect setting for expression of special feelings. I enjoyed this poem very much. Best regards, Helen

Angela Albee's picture

I like this one alot...especially that line at the end: That loving mutness in sweet silence. well done

Mona Omar's picture

dear ugonna the sound of love is beautifuly heard louder than all other sounds

Rachelle Wiegand's picture

Ugonna, Let us try this again! My first comments did not take :) This is tender and lovely~ It is always a joy to frolic in your beautiful words, Ugonna! Romantic, this piece!!

gentle's picture

SO MANY SOUNDS IN THE WORLD - CHURCH BELLS RINGING, PEOPLE SPEAKING & STILL THE SILENT SOUND OF LOVE SPEAKS LOUDER THAN THE DIN OF LIFE. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PIECE - TRANQUIL, YET LOUDLY SPEAKING OF PASSION. WELL SAID. WELL DONE AMY


Gentle is the night♥

Deborah Russell's picture

A beautiful poem Ugonna. You have blended some interesting images and thoughts with this one.