Poem – Silent Heart

Words hold a lot of weight – has anyone reminded you of that recently? I’ve been reminded of that this week, as I’ve spent a lot of time talking to people – planning events with my RA team, and welcoming freshmen to campus. I know that I often forget the weight of my words. I love to talk, and I’m an English major to boot. That means I’m dealing with a lot of words on a daily basis!

Sometimes though, words become hard. They weigh more on your heart, and they start to get tangled up and confused. The poem that I’m sharing with you today explores some of those emotions that can surround words and the way that we deal with them.


My heart is silent

with the weight of unspoken words

wondering how to make their exit

gracefully? I’m not sure that’s possible…

Sometimes I fear the uncontrollable, the hidden depths,

all the things I wish I could say but can’t.

They are too many, or maybe not enough

(I can never decide which).

Indecision makes my decision for me –

I’ll just keep silent tonight,

locking my lips over my muted heart.


That’s it from me for this week! 🙂

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this poem in the comments below. Do you ever wrestle with these word dilemmas?

Author: Hannah

Jesus follower. writer. bibliophile. dreamer.

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