Muted Words

Muted Words

A Poem by Joyce S. Greene
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A poem about waiting for the phone to ring . . .

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I wait, listening for so long
to hear you sing me your love song.
I dream of sweet, soft melodies
in mists of cherished memories
while I hear my phone not ringing
and a longed for voice not singing.

Whispers not heard in the silence
are my mentors in your absence.
The music of my heart's soft beat
in echoes often does repeat
the sounds of loving words once said,
the cries of passion from our bed.

In syllables of muted words
I catch the notes of joyous birds.
At the ends of unsaid phrases
I hear hymns that sing love's praises
and with pauses in expression
I compose my own translation.

But when my heart begins to sob,
its beat becoming just a throb
my doubts begin to sing alone
my sadness cries without a tone.
Should I wait for you forever,
Will we sing once more together?



© 2013 Joyce S. Greene



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Joyce S. Greene
Graphics credit: Google Images

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Oh to be a slave for that sweet sound! I felt the anxiety and longing in your words:

In syllables of muted words
I catch the notes of joyous birds.
At the ends of unsaid phrases
I hear hymns that sing love's praises
and with pauses in expression
I compose my own translation.

It is in the silence that we suffer the most.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thanks for reading my poem and letting me know your feelings, Anne. I have, in my time, waited for .. read more



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Joyce, you voiced out my thoughts in perfection! I really like this guy who lives in Belgium and we've been good chat mates since summer. We both know we love each other. And I'm always looking forward to our Skype calls every night. *Sigh* Perfect poem to describe what I feel. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

I'm so happy for you, Blue, good luck on your relationship. Thanks for letting me know your thought.. read more
Should I wait for you forever,
Will we sing once more together?

The waiting would be worth it then, wouldn't it. Fantastic write, Joyce.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thanks, Pryde. Those words from you mean a lot.
it was a lovely poem well written but I wonder is it in the now or in the past
thinking back on times gone but still stuck in tour mind and we bring it back from time to time
a sweet love song sweet words said and now gone I wait I listen for the phone

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Having been married for 27 years now, I don't wait for his calls in quite the same way I once did, s.. read more
 wordman

3 Years Ago

a woman saying a man is right dam,the sky is falling lol
Oh to be a slave for that sweet sound! I felt the anxiety and longing in your words:

In syllables of muted words
I catch the notes of joyous birds.
At the ends of unsaid phrases
I hear hymns that sing love's praises
and with pauses in expression
I compose my own translation.

It is in the silence that we suffer the most.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thanks for reading my poem and letting me know your feelings, Anne. I have, in my time, waited for .. read more

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