Silent Voice

Silent Voice

Hear me as I speak not out loud but silently.

No sound do you hear from me, but my words speak loudly.

My words hit you and your face drown with tears.

My words hit you and change appears.

I write to change I write to arrange all in a large range.

To not use your brain… You don’t think that’s insane?

To look down on each other that’s old it’s now lame.

To not want change you’re being ignorant you should be ashamed.

Assassinate your so-called differences.

Eliminate racism we are all human and we all possess a soul.

Help each other because we are all one in a whole.

No matter if you’re White, Black, or any race no one should be controlled.

I’m sixteen and I carry myself as if I was nineteen probably twenty years old.

My voice is silent but my words are very loud and they’re not getting old!

8 Comments

  1. DannyB on September 9, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    This was a great testament to the ability of words to point out the pointlessness of people’s behaviors, and to promote understanding between them. I love the line, “Assassinate your so-called differences.” Really good poem!

  2. leah on December 3, 2010 at 7:35 PM

    You words are, in fact, very loud – they speak volumes! You may be 16, but you write with a maturity of someone far older. Keep it up!

  3. kassidilenae on November 17, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    Your words truly are powerful! Sometimes the quietest among us have the most to say. That’s why writing is so important; it gives us a voice. You are heard. Keep writing and bringing light to the injustices of our society!

    KC

  4. Adri on February 24, 2021 at 12:04 AM

    Hi poet, thank you for taking the time to write this poem. Although I do not know your race, based on your poem I would assume that you have dealt with racism before. First off, I would like to say that I am sorry that this has happened to you. It definitely isn’t easy for a young person to act older in order to protect themselves from dangerous people full of malice and hatred. Sometimes it feels you had to grow up faster than others merely just out of survival. Easier said than done but keep your head up high – things will slowly get better over time. <3

  5. BF on April 12, 2021 at 4:42 PM

    Dear author of “Silent Voices”
    I truly appreciate this poem. It sort of reminds me of Silent Night. I love the flow. The ending rhymes are unique and constant. Thank you for showing us your work please continue to write.

  6. Lauren G on April 12, 2021 at 5:09 PM

    I really enjoyed reading this poem. I like you you described speaking silently because I believe actions are louder than words. If people truly want to make a difference, they need to think before they act. You and your words are truly powerful and you have the ability to improve this world.

  7. Linda on April 17, 2021 at 11:38 PM

    I love it. And, I support a world where people are one and treat each other fairly. I hope you can spread this message more and speak for some many people who are suffering from systemic issues, and enact this change. I love how this shows that voice doesn’t always have to be shouting but silence and writing can be equally as powerful. Thank you!

  8. Samantha on July 1, 2021 at 11:17 PM

    “My voice is silent but my words are very loud and they’re not getting old!:, WOW, that line really resonated with me, and I love how you made that the last line!! It really gives your poem a nice punch ending. I’m so glad that words and poetry have allowed you to express yourself and find your voice through this medium!!

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