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Theme: Despair Share This Page
A Silent Scream
by Wanjiku Njuguna
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  Not long ago I was a rock,
Now like a cheap candle I melt away,
In my little world I rock back and forth,
Like a little child deprived and bereft,
Sitting in this corner the walls are caving in.
 
I hear the voices...
The mockery rife and maddening,
Their cruel laughter grates me raw,
Faces with plastic smiles and promises,
I see through it all but I hope I am wrong.
 
I want to jump in...!
For the sullen stream like a princess beckons,
Tantalizing like fresh dew,
I tire for swimming upstream,
The waterfalls now seem a haven.
 
They say talking helps unburden the weary,
I have had my share of empty words,
Surrounded by voices yet no one listens,
Keep your wreath and rehearsed speeches,
I am walking away....


   
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March 10, 2012
More By: Wanjiku Njuguna
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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thank you.

Brilliant addition!

Shiku
03/11/2012 16:45 PM

Comment loved this

"I have had my share of empty words,
Surrounded by voices yet no one listens"

I would like to add-

you evoke the sounds of silence
echoes in lonely sylvan ambiance
footsteps that follow you closely,
formless... in eternal shadows...

kanchan bhattacharya
03/11/2012 11:45 AM




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