I love to sit in silence

Alone with my own thoughts

Listening to others chatter

Filling the silence with empty talk

And so I like the silence

To think of which words to speak

Avoid the meaningless uttering

Of those I don’t wish to meet

For words are very powerful

Should be valued for what they are

Thought about very carefully

Not simply blurted out

So silently I’ll wait

Listen and be wary

Pick my time to speak

Only when truly necessary