Poetry Challenge #49 – Painful Silence – Whispered Words

Yes, I’ve tried my hand again, almost too late for this weeks challenge, but, I think I may have just scrapped in. The theme was painful silence, you can visit Jane’s page HERE to take part, or look at all the other versions that happened.

But, below you can read mine.


I close my eyes, lost and without hope,

Knowing what life can never be,

Knowing I’ll never truly be me.


So, I tighten my grip on the rope,

Twisting and turning it around my throat,

Choosing suicide as my scapegoat.


My final words, seal in an envelope,

Addressed to you by name.

Telling you, you’re not to blame.


In the end I just couldn’t cope,

I’m broken, shattered, racked with pain,

But finally, with arms open, the silence came.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Disturbing… but well done! Definitely fits the theme=)

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    1. Thanks so much, I didn’t know if it was going to workout when I started it, but it came together nicely in the end, gave it what I wanted it to have. Glad you liked it 👍

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    1. I tried to capture the feelings of the words painful and silence, it was an interesting task..

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  2. merrildsmith says:

    Wow–so full of despair!

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    1. I tried to capture more than just words, I really wanted the feeling within the words, painful and silence, complete, unconstructed words wrapped in what makes them what they are, or, something like that 🙂

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  3. That did work! Dark and brutal, a powerful poem.

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    1. I kept meaning to throw my hat in again but keep running out of time, I’m glad I managed to do it this week.


      1. I know the feeling 🙂 Glad you found the time this week though.

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