Breathe, Let Peace Descend

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For those moment late at night,

when you overflow with emotions.

When you need to speak

but there is no one to listen.

When you shout into the silence,

but your lips don’t move.

When your heart is like a boulder

sitting in a raging river of thoughts,

unmoved by the inundation.

For those lonely moments

when melancholy beckons,

sweeter than siren song and deadly,

and you can’t help but answer.

For those seconds turned hours

spent on the edge of something more,

almost grasping but not quite.

For those heavy moments

when air seems a precious commodity

and silence is much too loud.

When the past escapes its confines

and climbs into the present,

wreaking havoc in your zen garden

strewing regrets like dead flowers

and uprooting forgotten moments,

bright splashes of color to illuminate

the endless grey of this eternal hour.

Then let your heart speak.

Let it bleed ink unto paper

or sing color unto canvas.

When you are overwhelmed by lack,

create and let the wound drain.

Sing and let your heart reign,

cry and let your heart rain.

Remember the air and breathe.

Breathe, and let peace descend.

Breathe, and let peace descend.

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3 thoughts on “Breathe, Let Peace Descend

  1. MusicalComputerGeek

    “When your heart is like a boulder sitting in a raging river of thoughts”

    “When the past escapes its confines and climbs into the present”

    I love the way you put those and can completely relate to them and the rest of the poem. Quite beautiful.

  2. This is another favorite of mine, probably saved in a couple of places of technology. I love the slow pace, the way you lead us along while allowing space for and wandering, but ever moving forward toward peace and rest. Reminds me of Someone Else.

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