Poetry: I lived within my walls of solid stony cold silence

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This poem depicts a picture that was not so pretty.

For many years my brother and I carried on a bitter feud. We were both hurt by this. We had to unfreeze our hearts, and our fiery words could never do this. We had to leave our retreat of stony silence.

We needed to love each other again. We needed to let love back in.

We gave each other the cold treatment so icily

A hushed stillness of a controlled bitter silence,
existed for many years between my brother and me.
Not speaking to each other from each other's defiance,
led to us both being captured, not free, to agree.


Forgiveness brings release from a painful bondage.
You'll be so glad that you're no longer a hostage.
Bearing a grudge and holding onto it still,
prevents you from loving someone fully, I feel.


When we walk deeply inside of love's silence,
it allows it to be heard loudly without violence.
It makes sense not to cause anyone any offence,
by not putting up a defence of deafening silence.


When we are silent, we need no reason to be so,
yet sometimes a cold silence can break a heart.
Silence also requires our gracious understanding,
because if silence only silences truth, it lies.

What I didn't yet know

Poetry: The door is always open to love

The door is always open for all, to begin,
for who could ever close it, but only you.
There are no closed doors within, within.
They are only closed off by the outer you.


Love lives in openness, fully alive within.
You must allow it to live, not shut off, left in.
When you shut your door to love coming in,
you leave behind only yourself, in your skin.


God has an open door policy with his love not imprisoned.
Heaven's gates are left wide open for your progression.
There's nothing that can keep you out of God's heaven,
unless you keep yourself out by not learning love's lessons.


"The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend."

This is a quote from the former American President, Abraham Lincoln (1809 to 1865).

I realise the sentiment of this statement, but has it a deeper meaning too?

The deeper meaning is the reverse, that is that when you do not love an enemy, you make of him a greater enemy. Hate breeds more hate, and love breeds more love.

Love soon more or less dies, if kept frozen all away

Poetry: Haiku about Icicles

A cold dark death

Icicles melting
coldness gripping at my heart
love dies all alone


Living your life alone in a forced silence is not about cooling off after a fight.

Can such silence really sometimes hurt another person?

When can such a silence be bad?


Silence must not live within its own silence, because if it does, its silence becomes a dungeon, or a sort of burial pit for love.

Love lives in connection, and this can be still be made through real silence, but not if that silence is strained or stained with bad blood, or by any ill feelings existing between you.

"Silence is argument carried out by other means."

This above quote is from Che Guevara, (1928 to 1963) an Argentinian revolutionary leader.

Do not argue with your silence, or from it. Love from and through and with your silence instead!

Credits: Photos used here are all taken from the free image site, WikiMedia Commons.

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Bitter Silence, Cold Treatment, Feud, Fiery Words, Forgiveness, Love An Enemy, Love Dies All Alone, Loves Lessons, Open Door, Painful Bondage, Poem, Poems, Poetry, Silence, Stony Cold Silence, Unfreeze Our Hearts

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
21st Aug 2014 (#)

Sometimes it it best to forgive and still remain silent ....but it depends on the circumstances surrounding the situation , spirited
Bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar spirited
21st Aug 2014 (#)

thanks Stella, sometimes silence is not really silence...

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
21st Aug 2014 (#)

Opening up heals our hearts than bottling up our emotions. Yes, silence can be deafening too! Feuds between siblings prove embarrassing to others within our family and friends too as we have to meet often. Though some have hurt me, I just forgive them, but if they are cantankerous I avoid them with a sort of hi and bye approach. Thought provoking share, thanks Spirited - siva

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author avatar spirited
21st Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks siva, silence can be a form of bottling up at times, and perhaps that's when it becomes deafening and a pressure cooker as well...

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
21st Aug 2014 (#)

Great words. The pictures spoke of a great divide. I try to live my life without resentments of any kind. I forgive and let it go. Life is too short and precious to worry about what has been done. We must look ahead at all times. I know this is easier said than done but it is a work in progress.

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author avatar spirited
21st Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks Nancy

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
21st Aug 2014 (#)

You are so welcome!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
22nd Aug 2014 (#)

perhaps we should silence the voices in our heads , because they can lie to us and aggravate the situation instead of letting things rest .
I think Nancy has the right understanding here , spirited .
Bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar spirited
22nd Aug 2014 (#)

In the end the truth must come out though. Silence can hide truth, but truth should not be silenced, thanks for your thoughts Stella

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
22nd Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks Stella, I welcome your thoughts. This is really how I think.

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author avatar Kingwell
25th Aug 2014 (#)

Thought provoking.

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author avatar spirited
25th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks Kingwell

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