I feel that anyone who can never seem to stop talking can probably relate to this poem in some way, especially when you don’t want to say something and must do your best to stop yourself from
accidentally blurting it out.

Ever silent, ever still...

Hold everything in; never speak a word, 

Until the blaze burns of my own free will, 

And the embers of the raging fire are stirred. 


But for now all must be at peace, 

Let nothing out; don’t even make a sound. 

The spark must not cause all hope to cease, 

For all is yet hidden, lying unfound. 


Bar the doors to my mouth; guard them with lock and key, 

Lest the words spill out and manage my joy to kill.

All shall be cast in shadow, for no one to hear or see. 

Ever silent, ever still... 





Submitted: February 01, 2018

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This is excellent, Amara, and one I can really relate to!

Thu, February 1st, 2018 9:52pm

Thalia Bronwen

An excellent work, Amara! I must yet again endlessly commend your skill when it comes to melding words into a poem. I never cease to be amazed and inspired by your brilliance. Please keep writing forever, so the world can continue to bathe in your excellence. :)

Thu, February 1st, 2018 11:09pm

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