Digging For Gold

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Digging for gold

Silence is golden
Sometimes a weapon and some-
times a trigger.
Sometimes a picture speaks
louder than words,
Sometimes emotion never gets
Sometimes a feeling is best left
Sometimes the silence is all in
your head.
For life is alway giving
And asking what you want.
It's in the silence of your breathing,
It's in the beating of your heart,
In the murmor of emotion,
In the contact of an eye,
In the reason of a presence.
It's the reason we are here.
No words were ever spoken
Still contact was made.
In the short term of our being
There was a silence in our hearts.
What were those words we never said?
Yet still we understood.

Submitted: August 23, 2008

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Excellent and well written expression of one's most subtle emotions and thoughts. An interesting portrayal of a personal world-view. Reflecting on both the inner-life and how it may relate to the outer/external universe.

Gave it an "I Like It" vote. Will read the remainder of your postings. Will give them "I Like It" votes. At times, without commenting.

Thank you for becoming a fan.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Sun, August 24th, 2008 11:13pm


That's nice. You expresas yourself well not only in your writing but in your comments as well. There's a gentleman there I can tell.

Mon, August 25th, 2008 3:13am

Brooke Gross

It is beautiful, and different form your other poems I've read. If you love someone you should never let your feelings go unspoken.

Sun, November 2nd, 2008 12:48am


What you write is true we should always speak our feelings. There are times when the spiritual connection needs no words
LOL as aperson who tends to write brief 2 words per line poems
well yeah I dont say much

Sat, November 1st, 2008 6:02pm

Da Lee La

and goodness imagine if there had been some action.......I like this poem........... I feel it. Da

Sat, November 8th, 2008 12:35pm


Thank you you are an excellent commenter. You write very well - Digging for Gold was written in 1988 ( wow that makes me old) but any it's one of the few that I still like

Sat, November 8th, 2008 5:41am

Da Lee La

the words never said.............sometimes die in your head because you probably you never said them......i can never remember words i should never have said....but i sure can remeber words i should have, wanted to, or thought about saying.......and still there are times when a look, a smell, a touch, a thought, transcends oceans and barriers

Sat, November 8th, 2008 12:50pm


Again nice comment - I think the poem is about two people sharing the same feelings but never said them because they didn't have to. It is sad however that they went their seperate ways. Sometimes I think they did because it was the best thing they could've done at the time. Who knows they may get together some day. LMAO my comment is longer than most of my poems

Sat, November 8th, 2008 5:45am


Hello Marathongman..am excellent poem indeed..all the lines carry your thoughts perfectly...good read..thanks for sharing.

Thu, November 20th, 2008 12:53pm


Thank you very much for reading and commenting they are both greatly appreciated

Thu, November 20th, 2008 5:00am


I can only echo the sentiments expressed
so all I may add is this poem is da best!
oh yeah and gave it an I like !

Sun, November 30th, 2008 11:29am


Thank you very much for taking the time to comment - you are da best

Sun, November 30th, 2008 5:20am


absolutley georgeous!!!
not like your usual short and to the point, but effective kind of style...not that i am complaining...you painted a very visual picture for something that doesn't have any visual aspects at all; emotions and all, brilliant work! :)

Sun, November 30th, 2008 10:58pm


Well thank you for all the comments - I was wondering where you were - I haven't heard from you in a while. I will check for new posts

Sun, November 30th, 2008 3:10pm

Julius Jules

This is very powerful stuff. It reminds me of how I question my own existance.

Keep up the good work :o)

Sun, January 4th, 2009 5:48pm


Digging for Gold was wtitten 20 years ago but still attract good comments I think it will be around for a long time.

I am always questioning my existence at times I don't believe anything I see even typing this where is it going and why? LOL questioning your existence is a good way to either help you or completely confuse you

Sun, January 4th, 2009 10:27am

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