The Staircase of Stillness

The Staircase of Stillness

A Poem by Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

We have created a time where our air smiles like a precious gem found within a storm.


We have created a time

where our air smiles

like a precious gem

found within a storm.

Each spoken sentence

we find to be filled

with purpose,.....

sound and warm.

Regret does not glisten

nor is it placed in this time

dressed up as hurt

impossible to understand.

This is a place

where one can find

the staircase of stillness,

silence at hand.

Showers of love

fall as stars in this time

along the places where we sail

on a subtle breeze.

We can see their reflections

turned inside out......

like a smile

© 2013 Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

Author's Note

Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
Photograph by Tibby Steedly -

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This has a very zen-like feel to it, Neva, like a quiet meditation... stream of consciousness. Your metaphors gently lead us up the staircase to love and a smile. Beautifully penned.

Posted 5 Years Ago

beautiful with words.......

Posted 5 Years Ago

Your words always make me smile Neva...Not haha smile but contented awe kind of smile. The way you place words and thoughts together is truly magnificent. You have a natural talent of speaking and writing in images and it seems to come and flow so easily, almost like you don't even think about what you are going to say....... You make it look so easy
This is another beautiful, metaphorical write that simply lets me walk "up the down staircase" with ease......and smile.
I loved it

Posted 5 Years Ago

You are my favorite poet, on this site. Absolutely nobody could ever compare to you. Stunning as always.

Posted 5 Years Ago

this is beautiful..i have missed reading you, Neva...

i especially love the line "the staircase of stillness"

no creaks at all, just quiet footsteps inching up towards love.

Posted 5 Years Ago

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Added on May 11, 2013
Last Updated on May 11, 2013
Tags: stillness, silence, peace, smile


Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm


Hello, I am Neva, 4i, from Atlanta, Georgia. My latest book and videos: My latest book - Mailing Letters to the Moon rm_f1st('6','182','true','false','000000','av2j3.. more..


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