It feels like forever since I’ve posted a new poem on my blog. Although forever is a relative term, because for me it feels like one long-ass day that just won’t seem to end. But there is light at the end of my tunnel, soon it shall be a new year, and there are lots of things to look forward to. I for one am extremely excited about 2012 – and even if the world will “end” that year, at least I can hope it’ll be a good one.
I wasn’t going to post anything yet again, as I’ve had little time or inspiration to write anything lately. But inspiration found me today, and I felt like I needed to let it out. So I hope you enjoy this poem, and I hope everyone out there is doing well! I apologize for my extreme delay once again in reading my fellow bloggers posts, I hope to find the time to catch up soon.
You’ve Taken My Voice
Silence me, stifle me, suffocate me.
Police me with your policies,
sling your meaningless jargon at me,
strike me down with your false mandates.
Punish my passionate side –
erasing my vibrant reds and purples,
exchange them for black, khakis and blues.
Treat my protests as mere aggression,
sweep my personality under the rug
like your forgotten heart and soul.
Choke my essence out of me
with your greed tainted fingers,
stare me down with your soulless eyes.
Suck out my being with every
negative breath you take;
beat me until I’m broken –
steal me until I’m silenced
just like you.
- “-silenced-” by Katie Lilith aka fleur-amaranth on deviantart.com
Though my heart is hurting,
and my body aches in sorrow,
this honour gives me strength
and hope for a brighter tomorrow.
Thank you to whomever nominated me, it’s the sweet things like this that make everything feel better.