In the graph of time,
Silence was always my recline,
Rather my pantomime,
And a seat in cloud nine.
But in the huff and puff of life,
And even in the nest of lovely times,
Silence invariably was sidelined,
Where noise pickled every mind,
It was noise building on noise,
Leaving behind the graceful poise,
And setting aside the quietude of life,
Only to lift the irate cries.
New words came around,
When sound pollution was born,
Coz silence had gone,
And mind was in bloody rage and storm.
Noise rose like a tyrant,
Spoke like a defiant,
And took the hell out of silence.
Turned peace into heat,
Serene into greed,
Right into wrong,
Peace into squall.
Noise was now all over,
But silence just had an enclosure,
Yet enclosure was merrier,
Where noise was like the bull terrier.
Here and there,
Silence saw noise everywhere,
But noise ensured,
Silence never dared.
I rule the world this day,
So you go and lock yourself in a cage,
For I am the means to communicate,
And you the lasting disgrace.
But silence knew,
After nerve-racking noise one requires fleeting silence,
But after peaceful silence,
One only desires a little more of silence,
And that alone is the victory of silence.
Where silence is like God’s blessings,
Noise like the devil’s bleating,
Silence connects to lasting goodness,
And noise to ultimate wilderness.
Silence is serene,
Silence is evergreen,
As it starts in the mother’s womb,
And continues till the tomb.
By Kamlesh Tripathi
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