Treasure Island

kitty smith

(11 23 99 / new york)

I heard the others


I heard them
the silent ones
the quiet
the mute
the dyeing ones
and the dead
inside
pulses matter little
to us
the useless
the dyeing
the dead
the listless
the wandering
yes i heard the others
don't you dare ignore us
you know as well as i do that silence is the loudest of noises
can you hear the gun shots?
tearing through skin bone and brain matter
our skin
our bones
or brain matter
do you hear the bodies
our bodies
hurling towards earth as we jump
do you hear the crushing of bone.
do you hear the relief?
do you hear the pills
as they rattled out of the bottle
into my hand
our hand
down my throat
our throat
do you hear me collapse
us collapse
do you hear the razor
knife
nail
as it slides across my skin
our skin
do you hear the splash
flow
fall
gush
from my wounds
our wounds
together
the cries



silent no more

Submitted: Thursday, August 01, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 02, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This came to me, as i look out, as far as i can be expected too and i hear many things. but i do not hear every one. many are silent, quiet in our defeat. we are nobody yet in our numbers we are great. the great invisible force unused. separate we are weak together we are many, together we are strong

Comments about this poem (I heard the others by kitty smith )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. What you will get, Emmanuel George Cefai
  2. The basic ideas Turned, Emmanuel George Cefai
  3. He feigned, Emmanuel George Cefai
  4. The echoes plained, Emmanuel George Cefai
  5. Still here Still here?, Emmanuel George Cefai
  6. I, the Poet-Seer, Emmanuel George Cefai
  7. Desperation does what long years Do not .., Emmanuel George Cefai
  8. The Clock Is Fast Turning, Emmanuel George Cefai
  9. Emotions occurrences, Emmanuel George Cefai
  10. The same going round and round, Emmanuel George Cefai

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  8. Learn to Live, Roopa Menon
  9. Not Waving but Drowning, Stevie Smith
  10. Alone, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]