I am thankful for the silence 
It has replaced the violence 
For once the ocean has been calm 
I wade its waters with no qualm 
Now that the waves have seemed to cease 
my equilibrium finds peace 
I still pray for winds to set sail 
but none to cause a stormy gale 
I wish for a journey of love 
slow and soft on wings of a dove 
May there be laughter and living 
between hearts that keep on giving 
And may the silence be broken 
only by empathy spoken 
for every side of this story 
we call life and all its glory