Loudly Silent

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:46 -- am4567

The melanin of my chocolate skin 

Differs from the vanilla of my classmates 

I live in a land of imagination 

With the monsters of my insecurities

 

 

Why don't you play with the other kids?

Because they'll never understand me 

My lunch reeks of masala

My voice quivers when I speak

 

 

I'm a living contradiction 

The quiet, monotone robot girl 

The comedian who makes your abs hurt 

A bundle of intimidation 

 

 

Why don't you talk to them? 

Because they'll never understand me 

I like living in the comfort 

Inside the bubble of my brain

 

 

When I speak to my closest confidant 

I dig deep within my soul 

Speaking my heart into the air 

Connecting my brain to the world

 

 

She says I'm the realest 

The deepest of them all

Who relishes the power of truth 

When the world coats it with sugar 

 

 

Maybe my words are worth it 

Maybe they'll understand me 

The time bomb of life ticks on 

And I will give it all of me, I think 

 

 

Each breath of air is my chance 

I fill my silence with opinions

My words as strong as brick 

Maybe one day, they'll really understand me

 

 

 

 

 

This poem is about: 
Me
Guide that inspired this poem: 
Poetry Terms Demonstrated: 

Comments

Need to talk?

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741