Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hearing Silence

Hearing silence: deafening.
There is no shame in deafness.
Not in hearing lies the fault.

I strain my eyes at silent walls,
dull with grey, speckled by doubt,
and wonder if vision's gone awry.

Why do I look?
Walls will not change of their own.
They have no voice to speak.

Yet there is a voice that speaks.
No use wondering why I don't hear it.
Perhaps all I need ... is listen.

1 comment:

Lilian said...

I love this poem. I've felt that way before too... many times.