Poem submission by tokyoshuynh
conversations held in whispers,
they keep their thoughts as secrets,
people don’t talk enough,
enough for them to feel
to feel - what is it to feel?
to steal a glance into the eyes of another, the life of another,
people are afraid to feel,
they are scared to embrace the emotions they are blessed with,
they run away from what makes us human,
as if it was not human to think, to touch, to smell, to love, to want.
desires kept hidden under heavy hearts and lonely hands,
no one speaks unless spoken to,
but never are they spoken to because-
people are afraid to talk.
significance exists in speech, but
the words everyone says lack importance,
not hard to forget, they lack feeling and substantial meaning,
they lack heart, which lies forgotten under a heavy chest
someone lost the key,
because communication is no longer key
just empty terms,
no more similes and metaphors,
or words that scream with sorrow or happiness or truth,
silence in the way you look around, eyes emptied and hollowed out,
silence in the way you move your mouth,
you have forgotten how to talk.