Poem: The Silence – 26/12/20

The crisp morning air enlivens my mood,
there’s little need to be sulking,
little need to brood.

For this wondrous day has been created
for me,
not temporarily, but permanently,
from an off mood,
I must up and flee.

Do not allow others to determine my
state of mind,
do not permit them to make me feel
lesser than other members of humankind,

know that I am wise and smart and true,
and I will feel elevated in this moment,
my heart won’t be affected —
I won’t allow it to.

Because the truth is,
these people come and go,
they flit in and out of one’s life,
like bees would visiting where nectar grows,
and the saddening moments will rise away
into fluff,
that’s more than enough,
your silence is more than enough.

© 2020 Lauren M. Hancock. All rights reserved. 
Photo by 青 晨 on Unsplash


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