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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: The Inner Person (09/09/10)

TITLE: The Silent Voice
By Nancy Sullivan
09/15/10


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The voice of one rings loud and clear
And listeners respond in kind
While another sits quietly, her voice so soft
She cannot reveal her mind.


The thoughts of one, like the color red
Are seen both far and wide
But volumes of prose and poetry sit
In a soul that has learned to hide.


With a sweep of the hand and a tilt of the head
Her spoken words take command
Yet one who can only wish to be heard
Sees her dreams sifted as sand.


A smile and a laugh that captures the room
Have all eyes upon her face
Overshadowing the smile of one quieter than she
Who knows how to stay in her place.


The crowd filters out, the star has stepped down
And relinquished her spot on the stage
The gentle one smiles, her secret is safe
The wisdom of one clever sage.


When the spotlight grows dim and the voice of the one
Who captured the room grows still
The silent one steals rather quietly away
To a world her thoughts long to fill.


A place where her silent voice will be heard
Awaits the soft touch of her hand
As she speaks, the keys obey every touch
Words appear at her slightest command.


The sound of one voice has its moment in time
But silence soon follows its shores
Yet written words live through ages and rhyme
And, when read, break through many doors.


The world has a place for each voice to be heard
Whether spoken or written online
Let true words flow freely from each passionate soul
And unite with His ties that bind.


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Charla Diehl 09/17/10
I enjoyed the rhythm of this poem and the story it told.
wendell brown 09/17/10
The flow of the poem was like a smooth river. It was easy to read but also left me with a hunger for more. It was extremely melodic in its sensitivity. it is a very good story with a message that will leave a message to each reader.
wendell brown 09/17/10
it has a very good message that leaves will leave a blessing to each reader.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/17/10
This is a beautiful poem. At first when you mentioned hitting the keys I thought you were talking about music then it dawned on me you were talking about writing. Either way though, each one is an artful way to express the deepest emotions.
Mildred Sheldon09/17/10
Beautiful. I enjoyed this very much. The Silent Voice is the perfect title for this beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing and God bless.
Christina Banks 09/20/10
I can relate to this poem. I've often felt like the only voice I had was the silent one that writes. Thank you for sharing this!
Denene Humphrey05/12/12
This really told my story, and is a beautiful read. Thank you.