Voiceless – A Quadrille


When my words
are suppressed
and not permitted
to be spoken
I have been silenced  
They remain stuck
deep in my throat
until I choke
and sputter
My voice unheard  
Who speaks for me?
My words
must be heard
Without them
I am nothing 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing Β©

De Jackson (aka Whimsy Gizmo) is hosting
Monday Quadrille at D'Verse tonight
Tonights prompt is Voice
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title

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  23 comments for “Voiceless – A Quadrille

  1. August 19, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Love this one Christine! You are so talented! Very well done! <3

    • Christine Bolton
      August 19, 2019 at 10:55 pm

      Oh gosh that means so much too me! Thank you Carol Anne πŸ™‚β€οΈ

      • August 19, 2019 at 10:56 pm

        You’re very welcome Christine my pleasure πŸ˜—

      • Christine Bolton
        August 19, 2019 at 10:58 pm

        I needed my spirits lifting today. Thank you again Carol Anne ❀️

      • August 19, 2019 at 11:06 pm

        Any time Christine πŸ’

  2. August 14, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Bold last line, existentially interesting, is it the ability to speak and connect with others that is central to our essence? I would not say the voiceless are nothing, but they can feel so marginalized that they feel like nothing, and this poem is so painfully filled with feeling.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 14, 2019 at 2:23 pm

      Thanks Lona. You completely ‘get it’ πŸ™‚πŸ’•

  3. August 13, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    The world is filled with silenced voices…. alas.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      Nice to see you back Bjorn πŸ™‚

  4. August 13, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Sometimes the tears of silence are hard to swallow and the dam will break and a voice set free. The anguish is felt.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2019 at 9:21 pm

      I hope the dam breaks and she finds her voice too πŸ’•πŸ™‚ Thank you

  5. August 13, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    I felt the struggle and deep frustration in this. Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2019 at 9:21 pm

      Thanks so much De Jackson πŸ™‚πŸ’•

  6. August 13, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Enjoyed the perspective of this Christine, powerful, and thanks for sharing your voice. Well written!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2019 at 12:38 pm

      Thank you very much Rob. Always appreciated πŸ™‚

  7. August 13, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Words written can give life to voices silenced! Well written! I think of the song by Bob Dillon, Blowin’ in the Wind! It has spoken to the hearts of so many!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      Thank you very much Dwight! πŸ™‚ I really appreciate that.

  8. August 13, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Yep, we MUST learn to speak!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2019 at 12:36 pm


      • August 13, 2019 at 12:43 pm

        Hurray! πŸ™‚

  9. August 13, 2019 at 9:04 am

    So true. And it’s hard for your voice to be heard with a veil covering your mouth…

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2019 at 9:09 am

      Thanks Jane πŸ™‚

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