Have you listened to the silence
When day is nearly done?
Do you remember little quiet times
When your day's race is won?

Our days are full of noise and bustle
And at times become a riot,
So when day is done - at least for me
It's nice to listen to the quiet.

It's nice to sit and rest a while
And hear the things we oft forget ~
The velvet silence of the darkness
Where day and night have met.

A time of contemplation,
A time when we can restore.
A time when we can prepare ourselves
To go on as we did before.

A time to listen to the longings of our heart.
A time to gather strength and peace
A time to count our blessings.
And give thanks for joys that do not cease.

So sit and listen to the silence ~
Enjoy the quiet that evening brings.
Find comfort in the special time ~
Find peace in so many things.

Linda J. Vaughan

January 28th. 2002

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