Silent Scream

March 28, 2010
A scream exits my lips, reverberating all around,
No one can hear it, loud but makes no sound,
I've attempted happiness, but for me it fails,
Because I can't seem to pull off all that it entails,
I hear my scream's echo, back from where it went,
And yet all the while my scream is silent.

Tears drip down my face and off my chin,
Blood drips down my arm from where the blade's been,
Where has my voice gone? I cannot speak,
I've choked away vocal cords, no words for the freak,
I look in the miiror, seeing a figure broken and bent,
The only sound is broken glass, because my screams are silent.

Another sleepless night in the fetal position,
Insomnia strikes me down again and again,
No one can hear me, so I'm truly alone,
They cannot hear my cry, scream or moan,
Paper and ink are the only way to express thought,
With my screams so silent, its all I've got.

I'll never wake from this nightmare, from this sick dream,
And I'll never speak again, except for my silent scream.

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CelticMidnight said...
Jun. 13, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Wow, this is great! This how my intire life feels, I aspeshaly like the line "Tears drip down my face and off my chin,
Blood drips down my arm from where the blade's been

That is a brilyent peice of writeing Alex:-]

JeanGrey2 said...
May 3, 2010 at 9:35 pm
*claps* Sad, but of course it is done tastefully so i dont feel like ripping out my heart :) Good work :)
ZebraWithoutStripes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 1, 2010 at 11:05 pm
alex this is phenomenal. i feel like you stole every word of that right fom my heart, hehe. anyway im sorry for the pain, i think this poem is beautiful.
Zephyrus said...
Apr. 22, 2010 at 10:08 pm
wow this is amazing
Supernova7 said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm
Very good I'm jealous;)
salamander254 replied...
Apr. 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm
thx a lot :)
Cigg.Sun replied...
Apr. 23, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Insomnia strikes me down again and again.

^^Very powerful line, along with a very powerful poem (:

Good write.

salamander254 replied...
Apr. 23, 2010 at 9:17 pm
thx...i usually get replies (in regular life) like: "You need help?", "Do you want a hug?", or "Maybe you should show this to your parents/therapist." Its really nice to have a place with positive feedback, however any critique on the work itself would also be appreciated.
MentalBreakDown replied...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 1:41 am
I know this is relivent but Sal I miss you and if you still get onI'd like to talk to you
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