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In the Stillness

This is where we feature some of our all-time favorite poems written by the wonderful people of Inspiration Peak.
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mainst
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Post by mainst » November 6, 2008, 10:15 pm

In the stillness of the night
I lie awake
And listen to the rattle
Of a train on distant tracks
Its whistle
Fading
To
A
Whisper
Far
Away

In the stillness of the night
I hear the hum
Of a hundred human hearts
In homes surrounding ours
Immersed in dreams
Learning lessons from the day
I send a silent prayer aloft
On their behalf

In the stillness of the night
The click of the clock
On the bedroom wall
Beats in rhythm with my breath
An angel comes to me
Puts her hand in mine
And guides me back to sleep
Again...

All my best,

Ted ;)

From the archive: Originally posted October 1, 2004.
Seek and you shall find...Knock and it shall be open to you.

mwzephyr
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Post by mwzephyr » July 10, 2012, 5:05 pm

Just "re-discovered" this post / poem. I love this!

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Sparky
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Post by Sparky » September 19, 2012, 9:36 pm

This is beautiful Ted. Not just your words, but the loving heart that lies awake, contemplating the other hearts, then offers prayer. Bless you, we need more hearts like yours.

Love,
Barbie
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

~ Helen Keller

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Lion~*
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Post by Lion~* » September 20, 2012, 1:20 am

Ted is amongst my top favorite handful of Peak poets.
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart...William Wordsworth

Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong. - William Thackeray

The bottom line, especially for my character,
is the issue of unconditional love.”
Matthew Weeden

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