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My Voice

The silence, though unbearable,
Remains unbroken.
Her quick, nimble fingers
Form words unspoken.

"You can't leave me."
Her stilled hands fall.
Face shattered and cracked;
A lone china doll.

My fingers resist,
Stubborn.
Unmoving.
They don't want to hurt her,
And that's my undoing.

I crumple like paper,
Fall to my knees.
Shouting silent,
Unintelligible pleas.

Once more I wish
To make some sort of noise.
To say the words I cannot speak,
For her to hear my voice.

"Leave me,
Go.
Run away.
You cannot hear what I cannot say."

Her bright eyes flash,
Chin juts decidedly.
She kneels on the ground,
Head bowed beside me.

When our hands intertwine,
I know her choice.
I will be her ears,
And she will be my voice.




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PrometheusThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 22, 2012 at 11:59 am:
Another good poem.  The rhythm isn't perfect, especially in the first 3 stanzas, but the rhyme/slant rhyme is very good.  Simple, yet profound: "you cannot hear what I cannot say."  The ending is so cute....haha. Now I want to know more about your life.  Congratulations.  You've hooked me with nothing more than pathos.
 
705toofdaPThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm :
Hahaha thanks for reading a lot of my work, Prom :) Your comments are really helpful! Please continue to if you have the time, it helps to have another perspective!
 
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