Ms. Quiet

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saw
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Ms. Quiet

Post by saw » April 7th, 2015, 9:43 am

Quiet is my new girlfriend
a welcome relief after the din
of someone's bottled breath

she likes to stay out of the way,
her absence of noise envelopes
me like a longed for lover's touch

she swaddles me in her peaceful nothingness,
her calm demeanor is understated
like pastel brushstrokes on the canvas of contentment

I never pace the floor in anguish
like those old days of trying to decipher
slurred speech from someone I thought I knew

and it's not that that is all I want in life
I dig my family and friends, I revel
in their laughter and symphonic voices

but when all my guests have headed homeward
Ms. Quiet and me
well....we go upstairs
If you do not change your direction
you may end up where you are heading

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Re: Ms. Quiet

Post by 68degrees » April 8th, 2015, 11:01 am

First person I look for after a tough day :)

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shadowplay
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Re: Ms. Quiet

Post by shadowplay » April 8th, 2015, 11:44 am

what a sweet woman
she must be gentle on your mind
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Re: Ms. Quiet

Post by theirishsea » April 9th, 2015, 9:28 am

Nice. Great ending.
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Re: Ms. Quiet

Post by Doreen Peri » April 9th, 2015, 11:10 am

Being alone has its advantages. I'm a big fan of quiet. There are so many people living here, I find my quiet in my solitude in my room. Of course, I haven't totally eliminated the occasional slurred voice. :)

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Re: Ms. Quiet

Post by saw » April 10th, 2015, 10:19 am

thanx for the comments 68, shadow, irish, doreen....and yeah doreen even before the stress of living with an alcoholic, I have always needed alone time....when i was very young ( and the world was safer )...I'd throw my knapsack on, and head alone into the woods....Saturday mornings I might be gone for the day at 12 years old.....up before anyone else in the house began to stir....I'd be crazier than i am ( ha )...without quiet....hope you can find your moments of peace outside the house
If you do not change your direction
you may end up where you are heading

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