Silence is a blessing to hear.

It makes me pause to face my fear.

It's been used for millions of years

To center thoughts and bring deep cheer.


Silence helps me go within

To search my soul for hidden sin.

When centered there, I can begin

To focus on what makes me grin.

I learn to know the strength inside,

Powerful as the moon and tide.

I find the strength to keep my pride

While hearing nothing from outside.


I bless the silence near to me,

Focusing on flying free,

Showing what's been or what will be

When silence keeps me company.


©Lynnette Schuepbach, September 28, 1992