Sunday, September 23, 2012


Little Silences
By Owen Swain

When a loved one dies “before their time”
and no one tells us,
Time heals…

When we are pressed in, overwhelmed
and no one says,
God never gives us more than we can handle

When we are grieving beyond the vale
and no one says,
I understand exactly how you feel

When two lovers hold hands and heart
and neither says,
anything at all

When we don’t say, I’ll pray for you,
but in secret we do pray

When our child dies
and no one says,
She’s in a better place now

When they do not say
I’ll pray for you
but before their Father, in secret, they do pray for you

When no one presumes, patronizes, plagiarizes or pontificates
the little silence makes the world richer.

Owen Swain - art + poetry & such

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