Wednesday, January 12, 2011

In the Silent Moment , all begins and nothing ends ........

This verse made its way out after President Obama announced there would be a moment of silence for the victims of the Arizona shooting.
A moment of silence: it honors, is reverent

Yet perhaps now, today, ever-so-slightly irrelevant

In the silence is wisdom, reflection, and prayer

Yet also ambivalence (shrug shoulders) who cares?

A moment so brief and then back to distraction

A fleeting outpouring then default contraction –

The pain may be numbed, the sorrow diminished

Feelings reined in and perfunctory rituals finished

Yet who will sooth say that we’ve earned ourselves closure

By momentarily donning pale masks of civil composure?

Perhaps something different, a more earnest resolution

Might beget quantum leaps in our human evolution

Can we not connect up naked hearts everlasting

For the whole of existence, not simply in passing

Perhaps not a moment but lifetimes instead

To carry flowers to the living, light for the dead

And in place of the silence, the gesture outspoken:

Sweet kisses beyond tender, hugs that transcend the token

A touch beyond custom, a gaze caught, then lingered

Compassion and caring truly wrought, not malingered , Collective blaming , decrying will not carry us forward

There are steps to be taken – not away from, yet toward

The first is to allow yourself fully to feel

The next to acknowledge your desire to heal,
Soon you let others know in true kindness expressing

That you recognize all that they carry!

The blessings,The pain, the loss, the joys scarcely known

And in their tearful eyes, you see mirrored your own.

In one moment of silence, untold songs can be sung

Words of love embosomed gently on the tips of searching tongues ,

Unrestricted weeping melts away the frozen face of fear

And brings new life to barren blooms here, and here and here

Within the silence you will reap new treasures found within
And then you’ll find within the moment, all begins and nothing ends.

Beautifully written and Shared by .......
Rachel Snyder

Please visit to read more about this viral Prayer/Poem and then pass this Prayer/Poem on.

~ Be Blessed My Dear Friends ~


Flassie's Fil'a said...


God Bless You and Yours!!!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful.


AkasaWolfSong said...

Thank You JoyceAnn for passing this Living Prayer on...

Could you please add a link for the Author of this Prayer/Poem?

Her name is Rachel Snyder and the link is:

I just want to make sure proper credit goes to Rachel, as she is such a Heart-Centered, Divine Woman...

Thank You So Much!
And Bless You for putting this on your blog!

judie said...

That's truly awesome and beautiful. I can identify with it. And I can "hear" the silence in your photo, as well.