Friday, August 30, 2019


Haughty silence of pride
Refusing to face one's wrongs
Call to humility

   Tense silence of anger
   Seething from injuries done
   Call to forgiveness

Cold silence of denial
Suppressing the voice of conscience
Call to conversion

   Agonizing silence of pain
   Reeling from betrayal
   Call to healing

Odious silence of cowardice
Dreading to do what is right
Call to courage

   Sad silence of loss
   Mourning a friendship gone
   Call to reconciliation

Embarrassed silence of shame
Regretting wounds inflicted
Call to mercy

   Tender silence of love
   Waiting for your return
   Call to embrace