Amidst The Silence...
Author: Pondering Red


people - nameless -
sad - happy -
students sheltered
in the entrance of the local
drop in - drop out shopping plaza,
a mist of pot lingering -
surrounding their clothing - their brains -
they chat and wonder if someone will say anything -
people go in and out and
traffic lights
stay on red forever
i wait and wait
and curse in silence
and mutter -

so frustrating -
when cars and waves of exhaust rule -

i leave the downtown
walking on boring brown sidewalks -
patches of snow melting
tinged edges - rather ugly
rich houses -
i walk on by -
nothing interesting -
dull -

i enter the park
no one around
i stop.
i hear the distant city sounds.
the park sounds dominate -
crows flying around
landing on trees.
i hear the snow
the trees
the silence
satisfaction -
crisp air
on my face
my body feels tired.
i let go.
feel a release -
a solitary meditative moment-
happy to be in this space,
away from the
bothers and quickness and anonymity

sky turns a bit blue
some sunshine -
winds of coolness and freshness
surround me -
take me further away.
i stand for a long while
i am happy
very happy
and savour the peace.

amidst the noise i find tranquility

yet shortly after

at a checkout counter
express aisle,
an older lady
stern and stoic
with crashing words
to me
disturbs my frame of mind,
rattles and
infuriates me

such is the way it is

i remain still -

------- Author's Notes -------

tempus fugit - time flys -
i am realizing that it's been ages since i posted
and so, from my journals, i am digging up thoughts from
earlier this year.


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Meri ( -- Monday, August 8 2011, 06:48 pm

Sounds like

You're dreaming in this piece. But it is apparent that you're thinking. Enjoyed the thoughts Pondering.
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