Silence | Teen Ink


April 18, 2013
By GleekGamer PLATINUM, Somerset, New Jersey
GleekGamer PLATINUM, Somerset, New Jersey
28 articles 1 photo 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Friendship isn't always easy, but there's no doubt it's worth fighting for."

Screaming louder than words,
Looking at those who define me.
Their words, knives to my skin.
And I just sat there and took the pain,
Staying strong at first,
A skyscraper versus a hurricane,
Slowly I started to sway,
And then started to fall,
To them, I was just another target,
Another worthless freak,
Their punching bag and chew toy,
Beaten down and brought to tears,
Everything flowed and fell;
My blood, my tears, and my worth.
As I gave into their woven lies,
Purposeless except to make me stay
I screamed the truth,
That I wasn't what they claimed,
They were the villains, not me.
That they were just doing this to keep me
But no one heard me.
Their lies drowned me out,
My words were quiet,
But I screamed when I was,
It was better when I was part of the background,
Because then they never noticed.
It was fine when I whispered,
But when I spoke, they made me
I used to be the screamer,
The justified activist,
The best friend and the lover,
But now I am just...

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This article has 2 comments.

jdubuque said...
on May. 7 2013 at 12:21 pm
Definitely appreicated the repetition throughout the poem.  There is something so silent about the use of "silence" in the piece. Great job!

on Apr. 22 2013 at 9:54 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

This is so raw, I love it. The way u repeat silence throughout is clever and I really felt where u were coming from with this XD good job!!