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

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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
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Very beautiful write,love the flow and the images it paints in my mind;-]

Posted 4 Years Ago

I see true art over here and I'm astounded.... Though i haven't captured the main theme so well or found a the actual storyline along, but I just adopted it to myself and created my own perceptions of things you've written....... Its hard to find well-sufficing words that transfer my true feelings! Poetry loves you 😍🎆🎇

Posted 5 Years Ago

We all want that calm amidst the storm. Be at peace from the stormy world. Beautiful piece. Really enjoyed it.

Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Is reminded me of meditation. Everyone should ascend that staircase of stillness, and find the beauty in simplicity.

Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Oh to have that special place where peace and comfort flow. Beautiful poem my friend.

Posted 6 Years Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I will say that I have to read your poems two or three times to understand them. Sometimes the words confound me at first, but I slow down and read each part bit by bit. After a few times, I truly digest what you mean to convey. In this, I feel that you are trying to say that we must find our place of calm within a storm. This is the place where one rests and thinks in order to see the beauty of the world. Only then, will one find true peace.

As always, this was lovely. I am never disappointed.

Posted 6 Years Ago

A wonderfully enjoyable read! The second stanza captivates.

Posted 6 Years Ago

A stunningly beautiful piece.

Posted 6 Years Ago

A very powerful message here. You shine like a diamond!

Posted 6 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


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