Moment of Silence [old poem]

A Poem By Madeline // 12/30/2017

PLEASE READ NOTE before reading
There was a moment of silence
After the movie ended
Where nobody spoke.
And I sat there, for a minute
but then it drove me away.
And I stood in the kitchen
Listening to "What a Wonderful World" play
Flighty strumming.
A man sung about how
everything was good.
And I longed to be in there.
Among the mute bodies.
Sharing in that moment.
But I couldn't.
Do it, that was.
Walk in there.
In the face of emotion.
And be the thing they watched
So I waited
Until the appropriate time.
Slipped back in--so awkward--and
sat. In a moment he moved.
The music still played.
Everything broke and fell away.
Like pieces of...something.
Something that evaded me.
and still does.
To this day.
And sometimes I look back.
And I wish I was brave.


This is pretty relatable.

This is pretty relatable. Especially the ending. :) thank you for sharing this with us, Madeline. It's lovely to catch a glimpse of the writer's heart occasionally, and this one gave us a glimpse of yours. It's a sweet gift, really.

Damaris Ann | Sat, 12/30/2017

God uses the milestones as stepping stones to bring us closer to Him. We may not see it in the moment, but we can always look back and see the memorials of His love in the crumbles of our stumbling blocks.

I needed to hear this,

I needed to hear this, Maddie... So relevant and timely. Thank you for your words ❤ I will go back and look at my old work and be unafraid! And more than that, be grateful to my younger writing self - especially for those moments of honesty (proud of your younger self, too!) which are the most generous moments of all. Will re-read your note when I need this reminder!

Sarah Bethany | Mon, 01/01/2018

I needed to read this. Thank

I needed to read this. Thank you.

Mary | Mon, 01/01/2018

Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

Thank you so much, lovely

Thank you so much, lovely ladies! <3

Madeline | Fri, 01/05/2018

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way


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