No Voice

No Voice

Listen to me
please
is all I ask
Hear my words
Let them resonate
and you will learn
about me
For I have been forgotten
My allusions unnoticed
or disregarded
Your guilt quickly
and bombastically
camouflaging the truth
of what I say
Silencing
You spin it
until unrecognizable
You are now the victim
and I the aggressor
My precious words
catch the fury of your ire
and fall in ashes
to the ground
Unheard 
Unrecoverable 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Precious - Word of the Day
Allusions - RDP
Bombastic - FOWC

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  20 comments for “No Voice

  1. April 16, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Fabulous!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 16, 2020 at 10:05 pm

      Thanks Di. I appreciate it ☺️

  2. April 16, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Very good poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 16, 2020 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks Sadje☺️

      • April 17, 2020 at 12:38 am

        A pleasure 🙏

  3. April 16, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Ah, Christine! This is excellent! 💞

    • Christine Bolton
      April 16, 2020 at 10:00 pm

      Thank you my dear Punam 🥰

  4. April 16, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Wonderful Christine 🙂
    My favourite part
    “My precious words
    catch the fury of your ire
    and fall in ashes
    to the ground
    Unheard
    Unrecoverable”

    • Christine Bolton
      April 16, 2020 at 9:53 pm

      Thank you so much Bushboy! I always appreciate your support 🥰

      • April 17, 2020 at 1:44 am

        🙂 🙂

  5. April 16, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    It is painful not being able to communicate with someone who is close.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      Tell me! Thank you Frank 🙂

  6. April 17, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Sounds like a relationship that’s not so nice. . .

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2020 at 10:38 pm

      You’d be right!

  7. April 17, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Oh yes…..the spin that can be put on facts to turn them into something else…..the refusal to take any sense of accountability and thrust the blame or guilt on an “other” — LISTEN….yes. That is a great plea. Especially in this country to heed in November!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2020 at 7:57 pm

      Yes indeed Lillian. You understand in more ways than one 🙂🥰🙏

  8. sanaarizvi
    April 17, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    We speak, we write, we holler and yet … we are at times unheard, and go unnoticed. This is an exceptionally strong write. The poem can be interpreted in more ways than one. 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2020 at 7:56 pm

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate it 💕

  9. April 19, 2020 at 10:05 am

    It’s so chilling when someone can turn your words against you… too often this happens that the perpetrator manages to become the victim.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 19, 2020 at 10:07 am

      Yes, I think it has become an art form 😦

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