The Silence of Our Lives

by Larry Chamberlin   Jul 24, 2017

When we met we were silent
- a glance,
- a lingering gaze
- a smile
- returned

Then I went to you and silence
- was uncomfortable
- was replaced with chatter
- was eliminated with interest
- returned with comfort

We came together and silence
- marked intimacy
- accompanied long walks
- meant hands held in sleep
- returned loving smiles

We fought and silence
- met fury with cold shoulders
- meant the back of a slammed door
- greeted an empty morning
- returned letters unopened

We made up and silence
- was your tears against my chest
- was long eye contact over dinner
- was holding each other on the couch
- returned with sleep in each other’s arms


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Latest Comments

  • 2 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Congrats on the Win!!

  • 2 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Congrats on your win, Larry.

  • 2 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    This actually shows the depth of understanding in a
    relationship. Most of the time in that silence many a thing
    and emotion can be understood and is known. Words aren't
    needed when silence answers all your needs...nice write :)

  • 2 months ago

    by Brenda

    Larry, absolutely love this. It's so real and how a relationship ebbs and flows. Well done-

  • 2 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    A beautiful journey of love. How wonderful that even the silences mean something. Loved reading this x

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