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On Deaf Ears

Silence
silence
silence

Is what we all seem to hear

Even though
there are
many

many

of us


screaming


on the


inside

I
am
breaking,

someone is yelling

I
am
dying,

another shouts

Boyfriend hurts me
Mom berates me
Friends bully me

Dad drinks

Sister's pregnant


Mom's in jail

I'm sick
I'm dying
I'm hurt

I'm broken

I'm done


I'm tired


I'm unhappy


I'm scared



I'm lonely

Everyone
has
something

Something
we
have

to

deal

with

Something that frightens us
something that hurts us
something that breaks us

And usually

People
aren't
around

to

hold


you


up

And
keep
you

safe

A lot of people
will
not

hear you

But
maybe

Someone will see it

And hope
is
stronger than

anything.



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