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Silence (1 reply)

3 years ago
Harshini 3 years ago

Hey! Shut up!! 

Goes my mind voice. 

Is it I'm dumb? 

Or is it futile saying? 


You don't know the truth! 

Goes my mind voice. 

Is it that i too don't know? 

Or it's you who couldn't understand? 


You're wrong! 

Goes my mind voice. 

I could explain! but

You ready to hear?


You have mistaken! 

Goes my mind voice. 

Isn't there any trust

Or someone stole it? 


I listen, I take 

Whatever you say, 

Whenever you scream, 

No matter how I am. 


When are you gonna listen? 

When are you gonna trust? 

When are you gonna know? 

When are you gonna love? 


However you are... 

All of my thoughts,

All of my voice, 

All of my love, 

Is you. 

Susan Katz
3 years ago
Susan Katz 3 years ago

Thank you for submitting your most interesting poem to be considered as Featured Poem of the Week.  I have had so many submissions, my decision will be a very hard one, for sure,  I love the conversation between "you" and "you."  Most interesting and well done.  Have a very lovely an creative day, Susan

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