Tuesday, August 01, 2017

On Being Quiet - A Poem


Be Quiet



Being quiet feels good to me.
I like the calm and peace it brings.
I only wish that my environment
Was quiet too.

Even in an otherwise quiet place,
Such as a country field at night,
I hear all sorts of humming noises.
What are they?

Are these noises electric currents?
Or are they radio frequencies?
Or just a figment of my imagination?
Has it always been this way?

Despite these auditory intruders,
I still like being quiet.
It makes me feel safe and in control,
Even if I’m not.

Although, I have a feeling
That being quiet is a source of power
That enables me to avoid troubles
And get by fine.