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The Power of Silence in a Noisy World

Ravi Rajan is a software program director who writes on varied subjects from history, archaeology to leadership and writing techniques

The Power of Silence in a Noisy World.

The Power of Silence in a Noisy World.

Silence is Powerful

We are often so busy in the rat-race grind of our daily lives that we fail to notice the complex chemistry within seemingly simple everyday sounds. But what’s even harder to notice than everyday sounds are those magic, brief moments when noise ceases and the power of silence peeps through the cacophony of noise.

This poem is all about taking some time to listen to the magical sounds of silence, in order to make sense of the noise. These haikus are inspired by Brenda Arledge’s week 18 prompt “Silence”.

The Silence of Coldness

Your silence gave me,

the answers I wanted to hear,

deep beyond the noise.

The Silence of Confusion

With your all-knowing smile,

you manage to say a lot,

leaving me tongue-tied.

The Silence of Forgetfulness

Sometimes I forget,

that I am still waiting

to break my silence.

The Silence of Not Knowing

In the silence,

I stand naked with my thoughts.

I have yet to learn.

The Silence of Numbness

You broke my trust.

There will be no open doors.

Awaken stupor.

The Silence of the Hidden

When you dare to listen,

the silence echoes my words.

Try to read my mind.

The Silence of Fear

Power intoxicates.

And nothing strengthens it more,

so much as silence.

© 2021 Ravi Rajan

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