August 11, 2001


The Silence



inertia a reluctantly defeated foe

as exhausted feet

step by step by step

tread from darkness depths

to the welcome glow of light

upon the landing

gaining strength from the vanquished task

and more in the pause

to hear the sleepers slumber

care free spread within the night

chest welling with gratitude

at so incredible a gift

that I should belong to such as these


The Silence
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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