Silent Screams

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I see you out of the side of my eye stumbling, crying

You are ragged, drenched in sweat

Reaching for anyone

I saw you running in the shadows, hiding

Why are you hiding?

Don’t be afraid

They walk past you

They step on you

They step over you

The welts on your skin, the agony on your face, your bones sagging deep in your leather-worn skin

Stand!

They almost notice you

 

They shake the buzz out of their ears

They keep moving

but me…

I HEAR YOU!

 

**I wrote this poem when thinking of the many people who are seen to be invisible in this world! The mentally disabled, the homeless, the incarcerated, the abused, and discriminated, and the list goes on…Will you hear them? Will you be an advocate and help them? How will you change the world for the better for them? Many times they just want to be heard they just need a friend. Can you offer that much; your time!?!

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5 comments

  1. simplygailg · January 19, 2016

    This is so beautifully written. As a society we tend to turn a blind eye to the ones most in need. Sometimes we forget how to be human. Thanks for the reminder.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lady CAS · January 19, 2016

      Thank Gail, you are very correct which is what prompted this poem. I just noticed too many of “US” as a whole walking by blindly and not noticing the downtrodden or disabled and they need a voice too.

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  2. Fashionable Librarian · January 20, 2016

    Reblogged this on Concierge Librarian.

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  3. Fashionable Librarian · January 20, 2016

    Sigh…this could be anyone of us so we should all listen to them

    Liked by 1 person

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