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When Stillness Speaks

by Praveen Kumar

Most people have trouble sleeping as they are plagued by thoughts of various things – past, present and future. Things that could have been, that could be and that will be.

night sky - When Stillness Speaks

as the gentle night breeze
sweep the land that is deep in sleep
i close my eyes and
try to sleep;

as the stars became brighter and brighter,
my eyes refused to close
sleep, just ran away
into the darkness of the land;

the twinkling of the stars,
the warmth of the air
disturbed only by the
muted sounds of the heart beat!

tried counting from one to hundred;
tried reading a book;
tried to count the number of times
the stars twinkled in the sky;

still, my eyes refused to close,
sleep would not engulf the senses;
when stillness speaks,
everything else just listens;

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First published on 27/08/2008.
Republished on 24/05/2020

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5 comments

blindwreck August 27, 2008 - 11:00 pm

Remember silence is golden? Its something like that… stillness speaks a thousand words more than anything.

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Praveen August 27, 2008 - 11:25 pm

yep. very true. stillness def speaks more than a thousand words 🙂

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blindwreck August 27, 2008 - 11:28 pm

So the judgment is out???? 🙂

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Praveen August 28, 2008 - 1:08 am

not yet 🙂

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mandy August 3, 2011 - 12:29 pm

awesome poem

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