• Michael Dahdal

Listening To The Silence


We very often look for implicit meaning in words


In what’s said and outwardly expressed


But sometimes the meaning lies in what’s left unsaid.


Words can indeed cut like a knife


But sometimes the pain is not in what’s included


But rather in what’s left omitted.


Not in the noise, but rather in the silence.


Not in the directness, but rather in the hesitation


In that awkward pause


That fleeting moment of emptiness, that’s left unfilled


In that little window of opportunity, left untaken.


And sometimes the words just don’t add up


Because they don’t seem to reflect the truth of the matter


So if you’re looking for the truth


It’s important you realise that sometimes the truth lays dormant in what’s not said, in what’s been omitted, in the silence.