Nighttime Closing In

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Nighttime closing in

Finally peace and quiet

Mind and body sleep


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

In Blissful Silence

In blissful silence

I sit simply listening,

Breathing in the sounds.

Tell me…how long has it been

Since I relished birds singing,

Crickets in summer,

The first flakes of winter’s snow

Wind rustling leaves.

It has been far, far too long

Since I’ve reached out to nature.

Too busy with life,

I seem to have forgotten

What is beautiful.

Perhaps it’s time to slow down

And take in God’s creation.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Feelings of Despair

Feelings of despair

Brought on by this hectic world,

Hopelessness abounds.

Could our connectedness be to blame;

Glowing screens of every shape and size?

Even in sleep there is no rest

For the modern mind will not quiet.

Discerning truth from fiction is ever more daunting

With the right and left screaming for attention.

I’ve forgotten what silence is like,

No notifications, no ringing, no television

…A simpler time.

Could it be time to power off

Leaving all things electronic black and lifeless?

It’s undeniable that those times were happier,

That families talked and people listened.

We walked with our heads up and smiles on our faces

Instead of head down and into poles.

Maybe twenty four hour news, tweets and likes are a cancer

Feasting on our teetering sanity.

I am a realist, I know the past is the past

To which we will never return,

But maybe a little self imposed downtime is in order

Just for a bit of nostalgia.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

We Drive in Silence

We drive in silence

I behind the wheel…focused

Her my passenger

Nothing needs said as we go

We just hold hands and smile

The years have joined us

Love expressed in the wordless

Ever commonplace

It is not that we don’t speak

But that our hearts beat as one


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~