My Silence Echoes (Poem)

My silence echos-

Nothing new comes to mind.

Repetitive thoughts,

A contradiction.

The screen is a void,

Telling me how many hours

I’ve slaved away.

My life isn’t mine.


Circumstances draw the lines.

I’m being herded.

Forced out into the world of

Taxes and bureaucracy.

To live a life of pride-

Adulthood-

a new frontier.


I strangle my urges

And put a towel on my wounds.

My silence echoes-

The isolation is deafening,

But it’s for my own good.

Isolation is Protection.


The screen is a void,

Counting each second,

I sold my life before I could

Claim it as my own.


My silence echoes

As negligence.

But I can’t hear them.

He works hard.

I love him for who he is.

Human;

A story of his own.

Mixed with fear

And hope.

That’s why I turn the other cheek.

Something an adult would do.

Mature.

Diplomatic.

Peaceful.

Meek.

Timid.

Weak.

An adult.


My silence echos-

Nothing new comes to mind.

Repetitive thoughts,

A contradiction.

I could let it all go.

Life ain’t free.

But running like the wind-

It’s almost easy.


Freefall.

A bottle of pills

And a night alone,

Means an escape

From all pain.


To escape the void

With a slow subdue.

To escape the gates

By butchering the sheep.

Born into innocence-

The only home I have.

The cruelty of man

Is eating me alive.

The cruelty of life-

A flame to my home.


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