By: G. K. Bostic

Silence surrounds her,

Deafening silence.

No sound of a car, no garage door opening,

No little girl’s voice shattering silence,

With gleeful gab of school day fun,

No performance of Hannah Montana songs,

Simply stillness, deafening silence.

She sits, watching sand slide through the hour glass,



Lost in thoughts of global pain.

He was the Mars to her Venus,

She was a mother’s blessed fulfillment,


Forever gone, taken by calamity,

Leaving her hypnotized,



The only motion a single salty tear

Sliding into the silence.

G. K. Bostic - Jan. 2011

Daily Quote: "Imagine a hot tub for the mind. That is what meditation is; it can bathe your mind in relaxing thoughts."
-- Eknath Easwaran

Linguist Corner-SPANISH: embarazada/ adjective / pregnant

** Be careful not to use the word embarazada as a translation for embarrassed, or you probably will end up even more embarrassed than you were to begin with. If you want to say I’m embarrassed, you should use the phrase me da vergüenza, or me da pena in most of Latin America. Compare these examples.

- Estaba embarazada de cuatro meses.
She was four months pregnant.

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