Noisy Silence

January 1, 2011
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I hear nothing
when people talk
and when they don’t
I feel them walk.

In the silence
I hear the world
I hear her groaning
wishing for peace
I hear her moaning
wishing quiet

In silent noise, I hear it called
from all the voices
old or small

Protect my family
keep me safe
help me earn
that last good grade

I know you know
how I feel
so can you help me to heal?

But in the end,
no one answers
and loved ones die
of evil cancers.
The grade is shot
you won’t heal.

I hear nothing
when people speak
but when they don't
I feel they're weak

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ApiKarimi said...
Jan. 14, 2011 at 1:54 am
Well written. Interesting subject matter.
bahannahpeel This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 14, 2011 at 6:32 pm
thank you! any critiques? 
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