Guard yourself from him who takes,
He who steals – the silence breaks,
Quiet moments he destroys.
Sound and racket he employs.
Blasts your days with deaf’ning noise.
Where he treads, the quiet shakes.
Priceless gifts of peace and rest,
Costly stillness which is blessed,
He thieves treasures, please beware!
Chase God’s quiet and HIS care!
Make the time for worthwhile prayer.
Don’t let this thief steal what is best.
“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
(Pictures and poetry by Heidi Viars, November, 2014 ©)