'Shhhh,' the quiet man softly said,
'For I wish to hear the sound
of the silence in my head.'
But neither man nor beast
would let the man alone,
continuing with their barking
of noisy sound and tone.
The quiet man clutched his head
and pleaded for them to stop
but their incessant talking
they weren't that keen to drop.
So with that he quietly walked away
as far as he possibly could,
until he found a sheltered place
in the middle of a shady wood.
Here the quietness settled him down
so once again he got to hear,
the beautiful sound of silence
that made him shed a tear.
For in the hustle and bustle
this quiet man wasn't flourishing,
he needed the sound of silence
so soulful yet so nourishing.....