This week’s poem is from HL Carpenter, a Florida-based mother/daughter duo who writes from their home in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue.



Too many pleas fall on deaf ear, unheard;
Too  many dreams hide in the dark, unseen;
Too many souls flee an unspoken word;
Too many wounds decay, remain unclean.
A single note is missed; a life undone,
A single failure; destiny altered.
The silence separates a pair; now one,
The steady youthful footsteps have faltered.
Now is the time to ask if life goes on—
a muted voice, in limbo, on the edge
of an abyss, slip-sliding down, now gone—
in mid-fall stopped by a protruding ledge.
That single heart subduing the regret
and cursing the saved with a sweet, sweet debt.


More About HL Carpenter:


When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Their home on the web is


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1 Comment on "Silence"

  1. Cherie, thanks so much for featuring our poetry! We really appreciate all you do.

    Helen & Lorri


    Cherie Reply:

    Thanks you guys! Let’s keep promoting poetry!


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