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Monday, 29 January 2018

Alone

I am lost in a silence
that threatens to pierce
my eardrums;
the silence
of 'the alone'.
I wind the clock
only to be able to hear
its deep tic toc;
put the kettle on,
not for a hot drink,
but to hear its cheerful whistle;
run the vacuum
just to hear
the sound of industry;
open the window
on a frigid morning
to pick up the rattle 
of passing cars,
the shouts of school children
on their way to their studies.
Life goes on all around
a cacophony of sound
that penetrates my silence,
the silence of 'the alone'.
I put on some music,
rustle the pages of the paper,
tap my pen on the waiting page
and fill my life with sounds,
the sounds of the alone.

15 comments:

  1. Sometimes I think I enjoy the sounds of alone, but then I realise there is no true silence. Sometimes it is just the wind in the trees, or the shush-shush of waves heading to shore, a bird scratching in the garden bed for bugs. All of these are sometimes, (often), preferable to the cacophany of peak time traffic, which I hear far too much of.

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    1. And no need to consider another persons requirements.

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  3. Silence can be sad or it can be a time for creative thought.

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  4. I'm quite fond of 'alone' it gets that way more as I get older.

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  5. Hi human, Delores,

    My human dad has told me that when I'm not with him, the sounds in the distance are a comfort to him as they become the symphony that keeps him focused in the knowledge that he's comfortable in his own company.
    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny! 🐶

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    1. Gary must miss you terribly when you are not with him Penny.......but it is good to know he can keep himself company when needs be. Perhaps a recording of your cheery Arf Arf would help as well.

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  6. I like "alone" and "quiet" . . . and my other half likes TV at full volume!! Thank goodness we have a large house - lol

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    1. Wireless headphones Jenny ....... wireless headphones.

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    2. For him or for me? ha ha I'd be afraid he would make himself even deafer if he wore them!

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  7. Familiar feeling. Sometimes, I can't fall asleep until I hear the horn and rattle of the train crossing our road 5 miles west.

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    1. Some sounds are a trigger.......the sound of the school buses passing rasise me from comfort into the kitchen where I proceed to commence to carry on with supper making.

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