Silence of the Soul

Silence of the Soul

A Poem by Nirmala

The creative tension in the active relationship with God and the process of seeking divinity and rejecting it by the decisions taken


Silence of the Soul


Taking for granted the presence of God

Cocooned in the security of longing and belonging

Do I hear your voice, feel your touch?

Or is it only the interpretation of my human yearning?

There is peace in your presence and purpose in your call

In constant conversation is my soul with the Creator

Argue, repudiate, fight and refuse

I lack action, merely words, I move away from Your Will


My soul skimming the surface of life and love

Deaf to the oppression and anguish all around

They appeal to the very same Creator

“Stir her soul for justice”, they cry out

“The blood of your sibling cries out for righteousness”

“My siblings are fine” I hasten to add

“Anyone in need is neighbour and kin!”

With my indifference the Creator fades from focus


Gradually coldness envelops the core of my being

My heart sharply contracting loses control of its rhythm

Peace is replaced by inexplicable anxiety

Prayers become bitter cries of anguish and confusion

Renting spirit from body, writhing in isolation

I face the truth of sin separating my soul from God

Sin of acceptance of injustice by omission and commission

The sin of apathy, lethargy and the untimely silence of the soul!


Immersed in prayer I seek your Will

It comes without effort in life’s simple path

In the face and struggles of those around me

Not in charity but in sharing of one’s life

Not in good deeds but in standing for justice

I am no longer alone but in thy presence

My soul is shielded, strengthened, softened

Prepared for the calling, prepared for your service


© 2012 Nirmala

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register


this is really meaningful. i like the way u kinda split the poem into two parts. the first is doubts which u try to fight and argue over. eventually it leads to apathy, which is the worst thing for the soul.
great write

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


1 Review
Added on June 15, 2010
Last Updated on June 16, 2012



New Delhi, India

Worked on environment and justice issues both urban and rural across the world, but now concentrating on India. Enjoy adventure tourism and trips to the jungles. Ah, but you wish to know more than tha.. more..

                                  Depression ..

A Poem by Nirmala

Social Space Social Space

A Poem by Nirmala