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The Power of the Void

Let the silence succeed

By Colleen Millsteed Published 9 months ago β€’ 1 min read
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We live in a fast paced, go getter world,

Where we rarely stop or even slow,

Busyness a necessity,

Where it’s all go, go, go.


However, there is much to be said about quietude,

The blessing of the lack of noise,

The beauty of the silence,

The ability to live with poise.


Meditation of the dark void,

A place where our answers hide,

In silent suspension, the opposite of our busy lives,

The lack of noise, even a whisper denied.


Take the time to wallow,

To lay back and enjoy the bliss,

The slowing of our life,

With errant thoughts to dismiss.


Stillness and quiet time,

The essence just to be,

The breath quietly exhaled,

And the inner senses to see.


Allow the silence of the void,

To move you at your own pace,

Silently nourishing each individual cell,

As you surrender with grace.


Replenish your over anxious soul,

With the fortitude of silence,

Drown within the nothingness,

Until you build up a self reliance.


Shimmy this tool into your arsenal,

To be utilised in time of need,

Burned out, stressed out,

Allow the silence to succeed.

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Originally published on Medium


About the Creator

Colleen Millsteed

My first love is poetry β€” it’s like a desperate need to write, to free up space in my mind, to escape the constant noise in my head. Most of the time the poems write themselves β€” I’m just the conduit holding the metaphorical pen.

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  • Cathy holmes8 months ago

    Your words here are so relaxing. It's like meditation. Well done.

  • Diane Mary Markey9 months ago

    Colleen, this poem reminded me. Just how blessed I am to live in a rural town. I especially liked, "The essence just to be," To sit and ponder who I am. Thank you, Diane.

  • I feel silence is so underrated. It's like tye best thing ever! Loved your poem my friend!

  • Babs Iverson9 months ago

    Superb!!! Loved your closing line!!! Love it!!!β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•

  • With both hands gently, tenderly & appreciatively wrapped around a cup of hot tea.

  • Profound and beautiful… I had already hit the heart by verse three when I felt goosebumps β€οΈβœ¨πŸ•ŠοΈ Thank you for this!

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