Silence

Your Silence was a hurtful sound,

My head filled with white noise,

An endless static rebound

Drowning out life’s joys.

 

The only break from Silence

Was the screaming in my heart,

And the tears that smeared mascara

Like a ghastly work of art.

 

Your Silence was a shock to me,

As though you flipped a switch,

Decided I was boring you,

And couldn’t scratch your itch.

 

Your Silence came from nowhere,

One day talking, next day dumb,

You ghosted out of my life,

To leave me cold and numb.

 

Your Silence birthed confusion,

A stunned mind asking “‘why?”,

There was no relief from closure,

My heart was left to die.

 

So if the Silence comes again,

I don’t think I could bear

The excruciating agony,

That deafening nightmare.

Emma H, age 26, 28/02/2017