Silent Voice – JG Farmer (Raven)

Form: Free Verse

Too afraid to speak
to stand up and say my name
instead my voice tapers to silence
as it falls on deaf ears
and the voice I hear is not mine
instead the only thing I achieve
is not to speak
so no one, not even me, can hear me
and I look in the mirror
hating what I see with a rage I can’t express
so instead I just cry alone
endlessly question my own validity
crying into the night
praying to a god that doesn’t exist
because if he did he made me wrong
and doesn’t want to hear me
and I whisper my name
over and over again
because it feels right
being me feels right
and I am me



Published by grumpygorman

I am a Social Worker by day and an artist/writer by night. I use the written word in an attempt to make sense of the secret worlds and dysfunctional dynamics that lurk beneath the facades of our daily interactions. I am not sure how my writing styles are characterized, nor am I overly concerned about it. I am immensely enthusiastic about music and often connect better with songs than I do people. I also have an intense appreciation for quality wines and whiskies, frequently consuming them in excess. I like things that smell good and struggle to manage the symptoms of a life-long relationship with depression. So, why "grumpygorman"? Spend some time here and find out...

%d bloggers like this: