Deep silence.

Some parts darker than others,

but all is silent.

It is meant to be that way

for meditation, praying and peace.

Nothing is in your way to think:

no yelling,

no talking,

no unexpected phone calls from the office.

You think quietly and peacefully.

No speaking now.

It’s still,

calm and restful.

Echoes hide in this room,

But no.

Silence is silence.

by Scott, 3rd grade



Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Preston Parker, a 7th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. The background music is “Memory of Trees,” by Enya. Produced by Susan Phillips.

This poem is featured as part of the 2014 Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more.


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