100 Word Challenge for Grownups — Silence

Julia’s prompt this week is one word: “Silence.”  Her instructions say that she does not want us to use the word itself, but just write about it. However, as soon as I saw the prompt I was reminded of a poem I wrote last April that is so perfect for this one word. The word “silence” is used in my poem, so I am going a tiny bit astray, but I like this little poem, so I’m submitting it as my offering for this prompt anyway.



Nothing stirs the air.

Nothing breathes.

No vibration oscillates.

No frequency receives or carries movement.

No sensation touches auditory nerves.

There is no deafness;

There simply is no hearing,

Because there is no sound.

There is only





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