Those with the Silent Eyes

September 7, 2011
By dollparts BRONZE, Helena, Alabama
dollparts BRONZE, Helena, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still.” — Sylvia Plath


This world is battered—women and children
cowering into the corners of their desperate minds,

because tonight they’re praying that they won’t die.

It’s the world your fifteen year old daughter struts around in—
heedless, with the chance of her never returning,
or worse— never accepting a hug from her father,
because her spirit was shattered the day she wore a short skirt:

the hidden cries of those I can’t save,
with their fears stained on their quivering cheek
like stale coffee on the page of a new book.

This world filled with lies, I will give
truth
love
strength in my quiet, but determined voice

for those women who are weak, but listening.


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on Jan. 23 2012 at 10:13 pm
prettyinpiink GOLD, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
" Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

Love your poem ;) Check out my work If you will


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