Striking chords

There is no one sound associated with
life and what we have to give.

Yes and yet silence exists,
we look for and find
tranquillity in an ordered
mind.

Some build the wall and
though perception is all
they block it out,
some are so certain that
they draw a curtain
blocking sound out.

I tiptoe through the people
that know
that I knew how
to live
wanting to give
hearing the sounds.

gentle words spoken have broken down
barriers,
more so than the gun.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.