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What Do You Do When No One Listens?

This is a little poem I wrote the other day when I was feeling blue. It's always relevant, though.


From a young

young

young

age I cried

but what

could I do?

Those tears filled

my body from my

toes to my eyebrows.

So full, my pores leaked

pain

frustration

fear

pride

hopelessness

because

I’m no one.

What could I

ever do?

I put it off my mind,

but I never forgot.

Older now,

still filled,

still leaking,

still searching,

but maybe

I’ve found my voice.

What do you do

when no one listens?

Get louder?

Yell?

Shout?

Scream?

Listen?

Write the important.

Write what matters.

Write the tears,

from pore to paper.

What do you do

when no one listens?

Try again.

Again.

Again.

Again.

Keep trying.

Find more that matters.

Write more tears.

Soak the sheets.

What do you do

when no one listens?

Speak up?

Shut up?

Stand up?

Rise up?

I’ll let you know,

once I figure it out.

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