DISCLAIMER: The Star Trek characters are the property of Paramount Studios, Inc. The poem is the creation and property of Ruby Houldson and is copyright (c) 2003 by Ruby Houldson.


Ruby Houldson

Silence must be heard.

It is still. It is overpowering.

It cries out in the dead of night.

It screams across the sea of grief and despair.

There is nothing but eternal peace, nothing but sweet death.

A soul is carried through the silence.

Silent tears. Silent pain.

It tears across the earth's plains and soars into the heavens.

There is nothing but silence.

Silence must be heard

for it is the cry of the one who witnesses death as it latches

onto a great soul and whisks it away from the

one who loves deeper than any other.

Silence must be heard

for it is the agonizing stillness of a voice cut

off from those who have listened with love in their heart.

Silence is the blade of a knife that buries itself into

the heart of love, and in its wake there is nothing

but emptiness, nothing except tears of blood.

Silence is an anguished-filled void that must be

released, shared, appeased.

SILENCE must be heard.