Silent Tears

July 27, 2016
By rachel_117 SILVER, Mamaroneck, New York
rachel_117 SILVER, Mamaroneck, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Write a wise saying and your name will live forever."

-Anonymous


She raised a bloody hand

To tell her story.

But nobody

Ever called on her.


So she let out a piercing scream,

That nobody

Would ever hear.


Soon enough,

He stole her voice.

Kept it in a glass bottle

That had once held his heart.


She went to bed

With the black and blue

Wandering in her dreams,

With no wall

To keep them out.


She tried to escape his grasp.

His clutches.

But the harder she pulled

The tighter he held her

By the neck.


Day after day

Was built by pain

Until one day

She no longer felt it.


"They seemed to be happy together,

He seemed to love her,

With all of his heart."


And as she falls

Deeper and deeper into the ground,

More and more voices

Are stolen.


Someday,

We will all shout out,

And those who refuse to listen

Will be the ones silenced.


Until then,

The bruises,

The blood,

Shall forever remain.


The author's comments:

Trigger Warning: Abuse

Domestic abuse is a very serious issue that I wanted to raise awareness for. If you are in abusive relationship or know someone who is being abused, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline.


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on Aug. 16 2016 at 12:55 pm
rachel_117 SILVER, Mamaroneck, New York
5 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Write a wise saying and your name will live forever."

-Anonymous

Thanks!

on Aug. 13 2016 at 3:58 pm
YoungBeauty GOLD, Claremont, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
" Beauty isn't about having pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and a pretty soul"

@rachel_117 This is a very powerful piece.I agree that domestic abuse is a serious problem. Keep writing.


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