Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Silences

She stood and she watched.
The silences grew around her
emerging from the depths of her heart,
surrounding her, insulating her.
The babble of the surroundings
drowning out the voices in her head.

She stood and she watched
as life around her moved on.
She watched as they talked,
their sounds battling her silence,
her thoughts, her emotions, her ideas.

The voices in her head growing hoarse
Finally surrendering to the silences.
She moved forward, a shell of herself,
finding a place in the group.
A smile on her face.
A weight in her heart.
The price for companionship,
The sorrow spread afar.

She stood and she watched.
The silences, an old friend.

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