Hiding In The Silence

(meant to be read in an ever decreasing whisper)


Let me hide in the silence, away from the cacophony,

I only need a moment to ease my weary mind,

I need to switch the noise off, escape this temporal battery,

Find some inner peace and there become enshrined.


And so I'll read the paper, have a smoke upon the balcony,

Temporarily detach from the busy, endless din,

Don't worry I've not left, it hasn't got the best of me,

But I need my thoughts in order, before I dive back in.


I'll just hide here in the silence, away from the dependency,

Of all the beating drums that batter at my ears,

Between what I can give and what the world expects of me,

Between the manic laughter and relentless stinging tears.


Just hiding in the silence, far from the emergencies,

And focus on the tender, soundless healing from within,

This harsh audible violence can stand a step away from me,

And let me heal my soul before it steps back in.

◄ A Letter Of Resignation

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Jason Bayliss

Sat 15th Jun 2019 17:52

Thanks Chelsea, I'm really touched. It's so important to step aside from the constant barrage against your senses, I do it quite a lot, it's good for the soul.
Thanks Dorothy, I always prize your opinion and insight very highly.
And thanks Jennifer, and if it's any consolation my family think the same of me ?.

J. x

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jennifer Malden

Sat 15th Jun 2019 16:02

Really good Jason. Particularly liked 'I need my thoughts in order before I dive back in'. Agree absolutely about WOL. For me it means taking time off to sit somewhere and just think quietly, or let one's mind wander off, hopefully producing something one can put into words. (My family would say my mind is always wandering)!


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Sat 15th Jun 2019 10:44

"and let me heal my soul before I step back in"

I think we have all felt like this at some-time or other and you have expressed it beautifully.


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Chelsea Crossman

Sat 15th Jun 2019 10:32

Jason, I can’t properly explain in words how reading that affected me. Gave me chills to feel like I was ever alone in needing to tap out and really feel what’s happening. Getting lost in the day to day is a scary place to be when you're the only human you’ve seen for miles between these robots we’ve become.

So thank you. For the reminder.

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Jason Bayliss

Sat 15th Jun 2019 00:31

Thank you Mona, that is a very nice thing to say.

J. x

mona s

Fri 14th Jun 2019 20:44

Always a delight to read your poems.. Beautifully and poignantly written..

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Jason Bayliss

Fri 14th Jun 2019 17:45

Thanks Don, very much appreciated.


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Don Matthews

Fri 14th Jun 2019 14:17

This is good Jason.

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Jason Bayliss

Fri 14th Jun 2019 12:28

Thanks "Fish," it's just nice to get away from the relentless onslaught of over excited stimulus and trashy bollocks sometimes, that's why I like WOL so much.?


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Fri 14th Jun 2019 10:52

Yea I'll second that emotion Jason. Well expressed. ><>

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