• Leslie Crews

Necessity of Silence [Free Verse Poem]

It took 35 years to learn the value of silence

Silence is necessary

Over committed, overwhelmed, over everythingDeciding to sit in silence

Embracing the sounds of nature

Watching the people casually stroll

Conversations outside my window 

A brown skinned woman

With a heart filled laugh

Watching life happen in the world surrounding me

Reminding myself to breathe 

Taking a moment to appreciate the shades of green 

Fresh tulips sprouting from rich dark soil


Continuing to move, without needing my interference 

Through the silence and stillness 

I’m learning to let loose of control

Exhausted from over caring, not sleeping, stomach aching 

Over things that are, temporary