Wednesday, October 20, 2010

For the Perfect Poet Award

Awesome!!! I've been awarded with "The Perfect Poet Award"   :)

Thank you Jingle, and all the other wonderful poets!!


Silence, please be quiet
Pay attention and listen carefully
To the silence within

So many things going through my head
An analytical mind doesn’t rest
Hardly trying to silence all the cracking voices
Asking and answering concurrently
As if everything should have a logical answer
For the mind to take it easy

Silence, please be quiet
Pay attention and listen carefully
To the silence within

I must be careful with what I think or say
As I know that thoughts and words create
But regrets don’t undo and sorrow isn’t a fine ally

Silence, please be quiet
Pay attention and listen carefully
To the silence within

I don’t like what I see and hear
The silence is too loud to bear
Stubbornly I kept quietly observing  
The mind attempts to complain
But contentment appears
After that there is nothing to fear
For silence becomes a friend and nice place to be

Silence, please be quiet
Pay attention and listen carefully
To the silence within

© Gabriela Abalo

As for Week 31, I nominate Rashmi Jayakrishnan for the Perfect Poet Award.

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Jingle said...

love your silence poem,
at times, silence helps us grow wisdom and more...

beautiful poetry,


Jingle said...

Happy Rally,
your link is in,
have fun exploring...
I have FRESH poets NEW and cool,
enjoy the new found friendships and carry pride in what you do..

love your input,


Emmanuel Ibok said...

Amazing write...I like the communication that goes on within and the call for silence to enhance this communication...nice thought!


Myrna R. said...

Your poem reminds me of my meditations, in silence, thoughts evading. You write beautifully and the award is well deserved.


Paul C said...

I enjoy the paradox here and the liberating nature of silence.

Kass said...

Silence is sometimes frightening to me, other times comforting. Your poem captures these emotions nicely.

Kirk Jusko said...

Congratulations on your award.

I'm betting a poetic mind, or heart, doesn't sleep much either.

RiikaInfinityy said...

Congratz for the award and great words!=D Silence can let us see and listen to many things we never did before=D

morganna said...

A very nice meditation on silence.

Congrats on the award.

justanothergirl said...

love the irony :)

dan roberson said...

Silence--wouldn't it be great to have it within as well as on the outside? But then where would those lovely poems get their inspiration? Loved your poem.

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

congratulations Gabi!!!! well deserved; shhhhh - I don't want to disturb your silence celebration! if we could only hear our own silent words... the sound of honesty.

Olivia said...

Well Done Gabriela- I loved it..
LOLsss- all the reasons and seasons that you have expressed about an analytical mind- LOLsss. They are so true.. count My Mind amongst those.. :D It really become tough unless I reach a conclusion or derive a Logical explanation for everything..
"I don’t like what I see ... nice place to be" is state of my present being. I had almost turned into a recluse- I changed back only a few months back!! It's right, I enjoy my Solitude time so much that I may have been labeled as cranky by some- actually many..!!
It definitely grows back in you and you grow in it.. so right.. Infact, In my Blog, I have dedicated a section to My Brooding as well!!

Very well written Gabriela- My morning couldn't have been any better!!

Olivia said...

Congratulations on your Perfect Poet award- you aren't one for no reason.. :)

This green chameleon (is it) takes my breath away!!

mwaah xx

Someone Is Special said...

Silence pay attention to a wonderful poem about silence..

Loved it..

An Ode to Friendship

Happy Rally

--Someone Is Special--

umapoems said...

Congrats for your award!.Loved the silence stanza very much

Elly said...


awitchtrying said...

This is so beautiful! I really hear it. I'm always searching for that silence within and I struggle with the analytical mind so much! I really love the way you write. I need to come back to this poem often, it gives me a calm, soft feeling.

Shigune Matsui said...

Yup. Silence IS golden after all. Here's mine

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Fantastic verse and so worthy of this award. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Nicely written! Bravo Gabriela

Anonymous said...

Nicely written! Bravo Gabriela

June_Butterfly said...


Beautiful poem!I guess there's no sound as beautiful as the sound of silence!I love it!

Thank you so much for dropping at my blog,too!Looking forward to coming here,again!

Tag said...

Congratulations Gabi Silence: among my favorite things.

unremarkable_m said...

let the music be heard

Anonymous said...

A great write - the confinement yet the concentration, nicely done!


a nice poetry .. cool ;)
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2zpoint said...

Ha! sounds like my first attempt at meditation!I love it!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, all it takes to hear the truth of the world is silence. :)


Joie said...

i love it - the silence within. so often these days we look outside of ourselves for answers, justification, support, validation... but to turn inward and respect the inner sounds is vital -- great reminder and excellent poetic skill

Anonymous said...

...deep and introspective. I loved reading this!

The Reason You Come said...

Congrats on the award! :)

You're right. Even though a lot of people are afraid of it, silence can become a friend. At times, it's silence that makes us realize that we are happy.

JamieDedes said...

Silence is the place poetry comes from. Good poem.

Congrats on the award.

Jingle said...

how are you?
you may be very busy, please return favors to poets who were here for you, I am checking on everyone from my list and we don't want to discourage poets who did the commenting or visiting.

Happy Tuesday,
Hope you a delightful day.

I valued your participation and best wishes for your blogging and poetry writing.

Jingle said...

how are you?
please vote when you have a moment,

you are nominated, automatically, u win 1 vote,
when you vote for other poets, u win another vote for yourself,

thanks for the attention.