Poetry

“Sitting in Active Silence”, Mark Tulin — International Human Rights Art Festival

“Sitting in Active Silence”, Mark Tulin — International Human Rights Art Festival
— Read on www.ihraf.org/ihraf-publishes/sitting-in-active-silence-mark-tulin

I meditated with eyes closed
in a small, narrow bedroom
with a rotating fan
that circulated hot air
I knelt on a cracked, linoleum floor
with paint chips
on the windowsill

In my humble voice,
I asked for peace,
for the safety
of suffering children,
a worldwide transformation,
a new alignment,
a government which embraced compassion,
not just a word in Webster’s
dictionary….

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Author, poet, short story writer from Santa Barbara, California. I write about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching present in California. These are narratives that may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

17 comments on ““Sitting in Active Silence”, Mark Tulin — International Human Rights Art Festival

  1. Sadly haunting verse, nicely written my friend.

  2. Words of hope and enlightenment!

  3. I am wishing for the very same, my friend. 🕊

  4. The fan that circulated hot air took me to the scene in Apocalypse Now. No peace there. This is a haunting poem Mark. Good work.

  5. Powerful words that needed to be said.

  6. All I can say is…oooh!

  7. Pingback: “Sitting in Active Silence”, Mark Tulin — International Human Rights Art Festival – Reports About Human Rights Around The World

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