Silence of the Heart

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Love was on my mind this morning, and this scream of consciousness came to mind . . .

When does love become like a falling leaf, suspended in the wind? When does the passion turn into indifference, disinterest, and finally cease to be? When does the heart begin to feel the ache of loss, and readjusts the rhythm and the tempo of the swaying pendulum of time?

SILENCE OF THE HEART

By Al Garcia

 

When does love become like a falling leaf,

suspended in the wind?

When does the passion turn into indifference,

disinterest, and finally cease to be?

When does the heart begin to feel

the ache of loss,

and readjusts the rhythm and the tempo

of the swaying pendulum of time? 

 

The hardest thing to hear is the silence of the heart.

For the heart conceals and shrouds

the sentimental echoes

of the fading pangs of rage,

of fury, and of regret.

It is the calm and quiet

that keeps the heart from breaking,

and the body, mind and soul from crashing

and from shattering.

But even then,

always the sorrow,

the guilt, and even the smidgeons of veiled relief,

will permeate the mind and the senses.

 

Silence of the heart

does not devoid the emotion or the devotion

once felt and lived,

but only keeps a broken or abandoned heart

from withering and dying.

And it is time that heals the scars

of fractured and tattered love,

and makes the fragile heart grow stronger and wiser. 

 

Listen to the silence of the heart.

It speaks when no one dares to say

the words that will confirm

the changing cadence of two hearts,

two bodies,

two minds and

two souls. 

 

Listen to your heart.

Love keeps the pendulum in motion,

and the heart beating to the rhythm and the tempo

of the moment. 


Submitted: December 06, 2021

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