Silence (Nothing)

Responding to the suffering in the ER, and life in general – Emergency: Part Four


Face to face with suffering

Time to confront grief

Nothing here but silence

Nothing left to see 


And if I try to listen 

To the preaching from my seat

Processing is nothing 

And silence comforts me


Can one tear suffice thinking

Could words learn to forgive

If I chose to be silent 

When there’s nothing left to give?


Ask me now what words I feel  

But nothing dwells inside 

Silence is the best of me

The refuge where I hide 


Christ exists in silence

If I listen to Him speak

Nothing here will fill me

When Him I learn to seek 


Will one tear suffice thinking

Will words learn to forgive

If I choose to be silent 

When there’s nothing left to give?


Nothing left for me to do 

But sit here at His feet

Nothing words could ever tell 

When silence comforts me 


Learning slow how silence proves 

The end of self is Him 

I will not fear if all I give

Is nothing from within 


One tear will suffice thinking

Words will learn to forgive

As I choose to be silent 

When there’s nothing left to give

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