Silence extends a hand

          to help the diffident up…

lifting Words of Truth

          for those who’ve had enough.

Time does not devour,

          but strengthen this quiet friend;

in the face of temptation

          He will never bend –

for after all has settled down…

          I hear the Faithful beside me,

Waiting for me to still-

          To listen to Him speak.


(another written a while ago)