Soothing Solitude

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I shut the door of musts and oughts
and slip into solitude.
Struggling with self,
I choose to enjoy
diving deep into a richness
of inner tranquility.

Crippling staccato noise
jars the creative flow
starving for the cadence of
uninterrupted silence
weaving threads of thoughts
into a wholesome wholeness.

I listen attentively
to the subtle sounds of the Spirit
moving obstinate obstacles
far away
from the path to unity
with the Divine Mystery.

Free from a fractured world
I sip on the springs of spiritual life
hidden in the depths
discovering in the solitude of self
the solitude of God.

Walking on mental and spiritual toes
this dynamic of emptying
helps me explore
venues of solitude
transcending the ordinary
with a new found compassion.

The heart of the Gospel message
rings in ears now attuned
to holy whispers
till I arrive breathless
on the shore of being.

Viola Athaide, a student of Theology, is actively involved in parish life, leading Bible courses, the Prayer Group, and the Ministry with Maturing Adults.

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15 Comments
  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 08:13h, 23 February Reply

    Thank you Viola!

  • Doreen McGuire
    Posted at 08:26h, 23 February Reply

    Viola, you are valuable. Your poetry indicates you are not trying to lead the solitude.

  • Ana Maria Rodriguez
    Posted at 08:38h, 23 February Reply

    I felt the talking of God personally!!!! You really mastered silence through words! Thank you my dearest teacher of love!!!!

  • Carol von Zuben
    Posted at 09:21h, 23 February Reply

    Viola, your poem is breathtaking —— thank you so much .

  • Sylvia Lee
    Posted at 09:22h, 23 February Reply

    Thank you for your inspiring poem, Viola. When I read your poem, I already experienced my peace as well.

    Stay safe and well. God bless you.

  • Mario Coutinho
    Posted at 10:09h, 23 February Reply

    Your poem Viola transports me mentally to new tranquility in this world that I often reflect on and long for!
    Thank you.
    Mario

  • Mike Hyland
    Posted at 12:13h, 23 February Reply

    What a beautiful poem. The gift of solitude, what a gift. Thank you.

  • Lorraine Majcen
    Posted at 14:19h, 23 February Reply

    Viola thank you, that was beautiful and heavenly. It gives me a desire to sit with, and ponder each sentence, as it speaks to me. I could do a retreat with its message. Powerful!! And thank you once again.

  • Edlyn de Souza
    Posted at 16:07h, 23 February Reply

    Food for thought…. in solitude

  • Jacqui Hubbard
    Posted at 19:19h, 23 February Reply

    Each time I read one of your poems, you take my on a new spiritual journey through your words and spirit.
    Thank you, my friend.

  • Sheryl Toscano
    Posted at 22:34h, 23 February Reply

    Just beautiful….I strive for such moments and hope someday to achieve. Thank you for sharing in a heartfelt and inspirational poem.

  • Rosa Scarpino
    Posted at 11:36h, 24 February Reply

    Thank you Viola for such an inspiring and beautiful poem, I should learn to value more the solitude and the silence and listen to the voice of God. All praise and glory to God! Rosa.

  • Karen Arthurs
    Posted at 08:27h, 25 February Reply

    Wonderful articulation of the moving spirit, a true teaching moment Viola!

  • Lorella D'Cruz
    Posted at 19:52h, 25 February Reply

    This captures the essence and blessings of detachment from earthly pulls to find complete solace in spiritual solitude. Thank you Viola. This is one of your best!

  • Sharon Gilbert
    Posted at 15:32h, 26 February Reply

    I love your poem Viola! I could feel the tranquility and spirituality as I pondered each verse. Thank you!

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