A SILENT IRONY

Silence envelopes the air

Silence still surrounds

The boom of the loudspeaker

The idle chatter of the crowds

 

And speak thou to none

Let the voice inside speak

And discover inner peace

That each one of us seeks

 

But absorb thou all sounds

like the blackest of nights

And grope in the darkness

To illuminate the true sight

 

Whence golden luminescence

And not a pure white myth

For white gives all to all

But no one is perfect

 

No one can give all to all

Never can, even to subsist

Man must also be selfish

So even Dalai Lama persists

 

Selfishness and selflessness

Go hand in hand

And when you find both

T’is a peaceful land

 

In the pursuit of silence

We oft fail to see

It isn’t silence of silence

Wherein soul revels in glee

 

But silence in the noise

Which is hard to find

And harder to endure

But brings peace to the mind

–  Akanksha Gupta