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



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