Searching for Silence

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Francis Bacon

Tinnitus – the sensation of hearing sounds when no external sound is present.

I wish I could hear
the sounds of silence;
tinnitus makes that

When the world around me
starts to quiet down,
the buzzing and the hissing
jump at the chance
to take over.

I use to fight them,
but they only got louder.
The more I fought,
the easier it was for them
to drive me crazy.

Now when they
arrive each night
still – unwanted guests.
I let go and know
the time has come to
slow down and relax

Because it is only
when I hear the
does the rest of
the “noise” of the day
fade away.

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3 thoughts on “Searching for Silence

  1. Beautiful job on this, Rita. Unwanted guests that disturb our sleep wear different faces. Sounds like you are winning the battle with this one.


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