Break’s Over – The Silence Speaks

The last time I posted was on March 30, the day before Easter, at the end of my 40 poems for Lent challenge. I never intended to go three months without posting, but I guess I needed the break. A lot has happened this year to keep me otherwise occupied, and I’ve spent a lot of time just listening to God. But I’ve really missed blogging so now the break’s over.

It’s funny how the longer I went without blogging, the harder it has been to get back to it. I think I just put so much pressure on myself to make this post so profound that I couldn’t come up with something I thought was worth writing about. So I finally decided to just start with a simple poem about how sometimes it’s more important to listen than to speak. In the coming weeks perhaps I’ll share what I’ve been hearing.

The Silence Speaks

Sometimes I feel compelled to speak
Often, truth be told,
I talk too much,
afraid of the silence

But when I stop, perfectly still
Listening thoughtfully,
Waiting patiently,
the silence speaks
His love and grace

7/2/13 update: I decided to share this poem at dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night, which I’ve also missed over the past 3 months.

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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7 Responses to Break’s Over – The Silence Speaks

  1. shanyns says:

    A wonderful poetic return. Glad to see you back. I like this, and can relate!


  2. I long for more listening and more silence. A quite, welcome read.


  3. Mary says:

    Nice to see you, Linda. I do agree about the silence. It IS important to listen to the words of others, to nature, to ourselves.


  4. brian miller says:

    welcome back…smiles…
    the silence does speak when we still ourselves enough to hear it
    and not fee like we have to fill the silence…


  5. Debbie says:

    Wonderful poem and post. Praying that I can be still enough to hear Him each day! Thanks and God bless you!


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