Quietude

I say not a word
Yet I speak volumes
I try to upheave
This heavy stillness

My lips are sealed
Yet my mind races
A tempest of emotions
In my heart rages

I close my eyes
The tumult abates
As I wrap myself
In silent solitude

The wordless void
Becomes a lullaby
Amid all the clatter
I fall asleep slowly

In its peaceful arms
I sleep, happy
In its hushed embrace
I am a child again

Sometimes the silence
Wakes me with a start
A music that’s stopped
Is its own tuneful song

In the tranquil silence
Asleep yet awake
Long-unseen dreams
Come alive once more

In the constant clamor
I only seek its solace
In the sea of babble
Quietude is my shore