During the Silence

During the Silence

Alone in a room

staring at a blank wall

over time the paper becomes ornate

with design

that tells me

that it’s time

to abandon this life

and move on to the next.

Time stands still

and is quiet

the stream transcends the universe

as I walk in a dream-like state

to the end of the


And back.

The best excuse

is no excuse.

for we need none but to


the ruse of time and life:

to live the better way.

Time rules

all things


we command it to


Then we have freedom

to live our lives

free from pain

of reality

While others groan

for youth lost

to eternity.

Sarah Tun

Sarah Tun writes because it's the best way to stay sane: it keeps the ideas flowing and keeps the cobwebs away. First published at age 7, Sarah wrote two stories when sent out of the classroom for being naughty; the principal liked them so much she posted them in the office window. Sarah has written copious poems and novels, self-publishing one, "Confronting the Darkness", a sci fi fantasy especially for young people. Short stories have appeared in Polar Expressions and Dime Show Review, poetry at Pangolin Review and Soft Cartel and Ariel Chart. She's also published several non-fiction books. Originally from Canada, she is a world traveller, has lived in 5 countries, and resides now in England. Further information can be found at http://www.laruspress.com


  1. The reality of depression is captured vividly in this piece. As is the endless struggle when warring with the darkness and despair that lingers deep inside. Well penned.

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