Keeping The Silence Company

Yes, that’s me.

Of course,

In control?
You mean me?


If all of that is true,

Why do I sit here,


With tears burning my eyes,
Strength absent,
And invincibility vanished?

Maybe this is where reality
Right-sizes my emotions,
Affirms that I am
Not in command,
And dictates a certainty.

A certainty of you,
Not missing…


Isn’t it,
How at times
We believe
That we are in charge
Of a relationship,
And a future,

Only to be made
So surely aware

That we’re not.

And that,
Is where I find myself tonight.

No longer in your thoughts,
No longer in your dreams,

No longer in your love.

It’s just me…

Just me alone,

Keeping the silence company.

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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37 thoughts on “Keeping The Silence Company

    1. Thanks very much! Glad you liked it!


  1. That rude awakening never feels good, especially when the heart is having difficulty accepting reality. Another beautifully written poem from a deep place, Bill. Loved it. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much Brandi! Hope you’re well…and BTW, I love the new photo!

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      1. You’re very welcome, my friend! I’m actually back home! Got discharged yesterday, so I’m playing catch up on the blog! 😁 Thank you for the well wishes and the support you showed me while I was away. And thank you for the compliment on my photo! 😃

        Hope you’re well, too!

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      2. Best news I’ve heard all day…fantastic!

        I’m doing okay, thanks. We just need to take things one day at a time….correct?

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      3. It’s fantastic news for me, too! lol

        Yeah, we definitely have to take things a day at a time and hope that tomorrow will bring something greater than today. I’m glad to hear you are okay, my friend. 🙂

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      4. I completely understand, and agree.

        Tomorrow will surely bring better things. Seems to me that’s what hope and faith are all about. And that’s what I’m about!


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      5. Good things come in time… I try to remember that. 🙂 Keep holding on to that hope and faith, Bill! 😊

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      6. Precisely my friend…

        We are in total agreement!! 🙂

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      7. 😊!!! Hope you have a beautiful evening, Bill! Stay away from the foil hats and satellites! lol 😜

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      8. I see how it’s going to be…bringing up the foil hats and satellites.


        Same to you!! 🙂

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      9. hahaha!! I had to throw that in there! Couldn’t resist! 😄

        Thanks, Bill! ☺️

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      10. You’re killin’ me!!

        Hope you have a wonderful evening as well!


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  2. So so very true. Love this one.

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    1. Thanks Tara! Appreciate the comment and I’m glad you liked it!

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      1. All your poems are really great, Bill. I mean that sincerely.

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      2. That’s so very kind of you Tara. Totally unpolished, and plain spoken…but that’s all I know.

        I really appreciate your interest and support!

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      3. Ha! I’m the same…. maybe that’s one reason I like it so much ☺️

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    1. Thanks Maria! Perhaps I’ll add this to my 50+ for the project!


      1. I think so. The previous one too. Existential angst makes for great poetry.☺

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      2. Thanks Maria!! I’ll add it to the list! So much look forward to having you help me with the sculpting!!


  3. Keeping the silence company ~ another inspired title and a beautiful poem about solitude and silence. Being alone can be a gift or a curse, depending on circumstances. I spend a fair amount of time alone out on the property and I try to think of it as a retreat from the world, but I still feel lonesome at times. Being alone does make me appreciate the times I do have with family and friends. Be well, my friend ❤️

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    1. I so agree Sue… that’s the perfect way to describe it as a blessing and a curse.

      And perhaps a muse for writing.

      So much appreciate your comments and interest. Hope you are well!!

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      1. Doing well, Bill. Preparing for a big family gathering at the property for the Labor Day weekend. I should enjoy the peace and quiet while I can😁

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      2. Sounds great!!! All the best!!!


  4. Thought for Change August 28, 2018 — 11:00 pm

    Wow this is great

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    1. Really appreciate it! Thanks for reading!!

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  5. The vulnerability in this is so beautifully heartbreaking. Wonderful poem, Bill!

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    1. Thanks Susan! So glad you enjoyed it!!

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  6. Very sad. So well expressed.

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