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  • April 11th, 2011 | 9:53 PM
Poem a Day #11

I am learning to be comfortable in my silence which in turn, is helping me understand how much I have to say that is worth saying.

Poem a Day #11

on those days when the voices in my head
are louder than the voices on the page,
silence scares me.

when I listen not only to the space between the words
but to space that echoes from words left unspoken,
silence understands me.

when I remember that saying nothing at all
can be as powerful as shouting at the top of your voice,
silence comforts me.

© 2011 Susan Taylor Brown. All rights reserved.
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


( 4 comments — Leave comment )
April 12th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
I should take a lesson from this one. :D
April 13th, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
Me too!
April 12th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
I am SO loving your poems. This one is another favorite. xoxox
April 13th, 2011 04:14 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

Susan Taylor Brown

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