Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Silence Between Storms



Enjoy the small things of life,
Noise doesn’t make time more precious.
It is the silence between storms
where your heart collects photos
of tender words, a first kiss, a child’s smile
that strenghten you for the ride on bitter
swells of circumstances determined
to see you drown.


  
 ©Susie Clevenger 2014

Izy at Real Toads has us googling for inspiration.

12 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh, this is an excellent response to an intriguing prompt!

ccchampagne said...

Words of wisdom, very beautifully put!

Lolamouse said...

This is beautiful! I especially love, " It is the silence between storms where your heart collects photos of tender words..."

Poet Laundry said...

You rocked this!

Susan said...

The contrasts surprise ... and heal themselves.

grapeling said...

wouldn't have known it was to prompt - well done, Susie ~

Isadora Gruye said...

Wow Susie....I love what you did with your list. I am glad the Goog took you on this journey. As always, thanks for participating in the out of standard!

razzamadazzle said...

Love your choice of words, and you've woven these together wonderfully!

Hannah said...

Love the idea of the heart collecting photos...beautiful, Susie!

Ella said...

Wonderful! Your poem made me smile and cry~ My baby will be moving in the fall-to a college in the mountains-hours away!

I love your poem~

Mama Zen said...

Cool, Susie!

hedgewitch said...

Your selection of search words really makes for a harmonious and hopeful poem.