Silence Hurts!

September 8, 2008
By Kari Vanderbilt, Fort Edward, NY

Pass me by and don't say a word,
Nothing but silence to be overheard.
This treatment until the end of time,
Must we dance to the close-mouthed song of a mime?

Break my heart into minuscule pieces.
Keep my forehead in tight-knit creases.
Kill me softly whilst I sleep.
What could have made you take this malevolent leap?

You could hear a pin drop during our conversation.
I understand with perfect clarity your noiseless accusation.
I don't know what you think you gain,
Do you truly think I caused you all this pain?

You'll never fix your heart by staying hushed.
It's your own feelings that you'll leave crushed.
So remember this: in love, there is hurt,
Do you really want to be the one left lying in the dirt?

The author's comments:
This poem is about getting the silent treatment, when it is undeserved.

I hope you enjoyed it!

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