Can I Hear Silence?

The sky outside is missing its sun.

The day is over and it has had its fun.

The children are all cozy,

in their comfy beds.

The gurgling fish tank

whispers loudly from the kitchen.

The clock ticking

can actually be heard.

The melodic dripping of water

drowns out my thoughts.

The traffic outside

fills in the blanks.

The breathing of little people

keeps time with the wind.

My husband beside me

is sawing some logs.

The soft music I play while the children sleep

distracts me from slumber.

In the noise of the day

I long for the silence.

Can I ever hear silence?

What does silence sound like?

Written by Honey Brown

Copyright January 6, 2010