I wrote this a few months ago while I was doing my internship, earlier this year. I sent this in for a competition but I never got a feedback so here is my write up for you to enjoy. I feel if you pay attention to the words you will round up the year beautifully and have a fun-filled Christmas.
Today I’ve decided to remain in my silences
And hear myself breathe lightly and slowly.
To hear the sound of my ball point pen
Kissing the coloured pages of my journal.
I pause and smile to myself
But I’m interrupted by footsteps
Of a man who walks into my office.
Looking up at him as he smiles softly at me
I listened carefully to the syllables
Of his early morning greeting.
“Bonjour!” I reply with a smile.
As I walk down the lift lobby
I hear the rings of elevators
As they skilfully create a beautiful symphony
Making an awesome musical melody
Along with the rhythm of my footsteps.
I’m welcomed into the coffee room by warmth
As I pause to hear the door close behind me
Along with the sound of my cappuccino
Slowly filling my paper cup.
I reach to pick it up and then
I take a sip as it marries my sense of smell.
As I seat and place my cup on my table
I hear the clicks of a mouse along with a keyboard
Coming from the table behind me
Partitioned by a thinly sealed glass wall
I’m interrupted by the ring of my cell phone
But I dance along as I allow it to ring on
It stops before getting to the end of my favourite song.
As I reach to pick it to shut off its sound
I hear the sound of my bracelets
Racing down my wrist hitting one another
In semblance to balls on a pool table.
Walking out of my office building on my way to lunch
I hear the wind as it sweeps through my locks
But another sound beckons my attention.
It’s a leaf grazing the cemented floor
As the breeze sweeps it along
I wonder why it lay there unaccompanied
As if it awaited a journey with the wind.
I walk down to the buffet table
Hearing the sounds from people chatting
In no rhythm with clanking cutleries
With them hardly even noticing.
This was the most breath-taking experience
I ever had with my true nature.
Letting go of surrounding distractions
And letting my heart slowly lead me
Towards the hidden beauty in my world.
I felt completely plugged into to the flow
Of the entire universe
As everything in me seemingly spoke
And connected in the most systematic manner.
I found an inner adventure within myself
Without having to spend a kobo on any plane ticket.
Peace and love to forever keep you aglow,