adam stevens


I Held My Tongue - Poem by adam stevens

I held my tongue
though I wanted to scream
frustration cut through me like a knife
I waited and I paced
caught trapped in my own cage
I wanted to reach, fingers fluttering
every gesture misunderstood
a slow-motion nightmare
a sickly feeling building up
it was happening again and again
I was caught, torn between leaving and staying
I was just there, frozen
would the moment never end?
would the spell not be broken?
I didn't know
no not me
because though I wanted to speak
I could only hold my tongue


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  • Tarrah Baumgartner (12/26/2011 7:16:00 PM)

    I love this poem. =) (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, October 10, 2011


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