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.