When I need to drop control,
Silence nourishes my soul.
Silence helps me just to be,
When I need tranquility.
Each day I ache for time alone,
For in each Silence I have grown.
When in Stillness I recline,
My inner Peace do I refine.
When with Quiet I’m entwined,
I can find ways to change my mind,
So what I think and say and do
Can better love and honor You.
A silent place to calm my head,
Empty pews with nothing said.
The only light from votives bright,
That center me in thought tonight.
In silence, I can hear the sound
Of countless saints gathering ’round
And whispering into my ear
The Way I need to go from here.
I believe that quietude
Serves as a sort of “Spirit Food”
That nourishes our inward parts,
And brings new life into our hearts.
If ever things just get too loud,
Take a moment from the crowd
And let the silence speak to you,
And give you grace to make it through.
The silence puts me most at ease,
Moreso than anybody sees.
While I seem at home in speech,
It’s in the quiet that I reach
A place of solace, comfort, peace
That helps my fear and woes release.
When noises cease, I fin’lly hear
The Light inside, so loud and clear.
Begin and end with quiet.
So should actions be.