Weekly Writing Challenge: The Sound of Silence

THE CHALLENGE

There are multiple ways of interacting with silence: purposefully leaving something unsaid, breaking the silence around a topic, or, quite simply, getting tongue-tied. For this week’s challenge, we want you to take the theme of silence and explore it in your own way.

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For this week’s writing challenge I really tested myself. I did poetry, again. I’m beginning to like this! Eventually I will even get better at it. I decided to show my softer side, romantic, even some might say. It just came to me and I ran with it. Hope you enjoy what you read.

beach

Silence

In silence we walk, hands clasped, fingers locked.

Slowly we make our way along the beach

Smiling softly, we walk close together

Shoulders touching as intimately as a soft kiss

In silence we walk, knowing words do not need to be spoken

For we talked all night before the dawn

We learned so much of each other during those hours

It plays back in our minds, in slow motion

In silence we walk, content within our hearts

Almost strangers, yet as close to each other as lovers

For we are getting there from our words to each other

From the night before

In silence we walk, our footsteps muffled in the sand

A wind surrounding us in its warm cocoon

The sun peeking over the water, golden rays sparkling

As the water flows and ebbs and covers our tracks

In silence we walk, content to be touching ever so slightly

It is all we need in this moment of quiet

Two old souls, growing close with words, not even spoken

Each smile, each glance, each kiss draws us in

In silence we walk, words have no place here

Not yet, soon they will make their noise

But for now we rejoice in the absence of chatter

Hands clasped, fingers locked, satisfied, for now

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26 thoughts on “Weekly Writing Challenge: The Sound of Silence

  1. This is excellent Jackie, you have captured the silence and importance so well. Those two old souls must be so lucky to have found themselves in this situation where words don’t have to be said but just to bask in each others presence. Beautiful.

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  2. This is so lovely, Jackie. Yes, a soft, romantic side of you. I’m not surprised. You should definitely write more poetry. I wonder if you might intersperse poems throughout Unbroken. Something here and there that is pertinent but breaks up the seriousness of the book.

    Just a thought. 🙂

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    1. Maddie you are brilliant! That my friend is a great idea! I see what you mean, as Unbroken is rather intense, so the poetry would soften the blows a little. And it would mean so much more if it was my original stuff. Yes, you are so smurt! 🙂

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