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Colors of Silence


By Heather HublerPublished about a year ago β€’ 2 min read
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In the stillness of morning,

Before everything has woken,

When the day is new and unblemished,

Silence sounds fresh.

It's the color of promise, white and pure.


Somewhere between the setting sun

And the flicker of bulbs buzzing to life,

When the day has drawn to a close,

Triumph and regret struggle to reconcile

And the silence pulses blue and black,

Damaged a bit from the battle,

Needing balance restored.


And all along the points in between

As the sun chases the moon across the sky,

There are moments of silence that transform.


The moment when new life arrives and the world is

Paused needing to hear that first sound,

Hushed until that piercing cry reaffirms

A healthy babe is here,

The long wait is over,

A sweet bundle placed in loving arms.

The color of being

In every shade of flesh,

Glorious in its diversity.


But there are also the moments of silence

In remembrance.

Tears dripping off noses, screams swallowed,

Minds sinking, numb to the world.

The color of sorrow,

Of white and black mixed into

A cold, somber gray

Hoping for a warm hug and comforting word.


And the silence of a tender look

Passed between new lovers

Holding each others' gaze before

The line is crossed into something more.

Breaths mingling, hands wandering,

Innocence lost but a new level

Of understanding gained

Colored in with shy wonder,

In pink blushes and red lips.


There's the tense stillness after hateful words are

Volleyed back and forth like

Detonated bombs,

The color of angry veins,

Of stubbornness and pain,

Of ugly reds and purples

Begging for the silence to be broken

With words of forgiveness

And healing.


And the poignant pause with eyes brimming,

Heart beating in joy and angst,

After the swell of the finale,

When the last note fades,

And the heart and mind

Sit in awe of the flawless skills of a violinist

Until the moment is broken

To the deafening sound of thunderous applause.

The color of music,

Of radiant yellows and golds.

A symphony for the ears,

A balm for the soul.


And the still contemplation of

Watching rain fall,

Sitting in silence,

Comfortable with being alone,

Enough to just be.

No others, no noise, no distractions.

Just quiet reverie,

Recharging, reclaiming.

The color of self,

In swirling pale blues.

To soothe and wash away worldly troubles.


These soundless pauses,

These pregnant moments of

Breath held,

Pain swelling,

Joy overwhelming,

Fear stifling,

Love flowing,

Serenity achieved.

All the shades of life,

In colors of silence.


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  • Thavien Yliasterabout a year ago

    Colors of silence Weird how this phenomenon stills reigns Supreme, as if almost defiant Colors of silence Some are pure Some allure Some are poor Some are gore Colors of silence Shades and hues with which the eyes cannot perceive Sometimes it's in our ears nonstop deafening the noise, a constant ring Colors of silence Like when walking into a room full of art Colors are like, colors are dull, yet they all do the same thing, they make the room full Colors of silence Some people beg for it Some people wish to make it stop Some can pause the music Others cannot escape the auditorium Colors of silence Is it a prison? Is it freedom? Colors of silence We need its balance We need it's existence Yet if it's something we need and fear so badly, why do we try to drown it out with such persistence?

  • Adam Stanbridgeabout a year ago

    Another masterful poem Heather. Liked, insight'd and commented.

  • Brenton Fabout a year ago

    So easy to get lost in the colours; starting with the art and then complemented by every sentence!

  • Keys Willabout a year ago

    Melancholy with hints of joy. I enjoyed the contrast. Beautiful work!

  • Awesome ✨ πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’•

  • Poppy about a year ago

    Oh my gosh, this is amazingly beautiful start to finish. Has to be one of my favourite of your poems!

  • Subhi Najarabout a year ago

    This is so beautiful

  • Utkarsh Sinhaabout a year ago

    Beautiful and a great description. Keep up the good work.

  • Rick Henry Christopher about a year ago

    Wonderful, beautiful, spectacular. Excellent job Heather!!!

  • Anfas Mohammedabout a year ago

    ou’re on fire again! Very colorful!

  • D-Donohoeabout a year ago

    That’s awesome! So descriptive! Great work!

  • Oneg In The Arcticabout a year ago

    Absolutely beautiful, and beautifully written!

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a year ago

    An epic story told in poetry!

  • Hannah Mooreabout a year ago

    Lovely, thank you.

  • Caroline Janeabout a year ago

    This was so calming to read. Rainbow layers of soothing. 🌈 😊

  • Jason Ray Morton about a year ago

    You’re on fire again! Very colorful!

  • Subhi Najarabout a year ago

    Wonderful images and tone!!!!!

  • Stephanie J. Bradberryabout a year ago

    So colorful!

  • Grz Colmabout a year ago

    Great imagery and tone. Really enjoyed! 😊

  • You brought me on a very colourful and wonderful adventure! Loved how you connected colours and emotions!

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a year ago

    What a beautiful journey. Life renewed in all its colors

  • suman mohanabout a year ago

    Excellent! It's really Very interesting and colorful poemπŸ‘

  • Donna Reneeabout a year ago

    Oooof! Right in the feels! Especially that description of waiting for that first baby cry 😒 ❀️

  • Alex H Mittelman about a year ago

    This is really great!

  • Paul Stewartabout a year ago

    There is so much to love and unpack here. I love the visuals you create for each setting/situation. The way you use colours for emotions and just. Yes, you've done a good one. I'm impressed yet again! Some words I love that you used, because I'm a word geek - "reverie" "The color of promise, white and pure." "Triumph and regret struggle to reconcile" "There are moments of silence that transform" "The color of angry veins" Just...yeah...so much to love. Well done!

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