Kelly Seale

Rookie (12-17-1958 / Norfolk, Va. USA)

'Silent Screams' - Poem by Kelly Seale

Silent screams
Echo deep inside my head
Pain so intense, so deep
You wish you were dead
I'm in a hole
So dark, so deep
I'm so alone, so scared
So filled with dread

The knife on my wrist
Seeking some insane release
The voices, the screams
Never resting
The're always there
Telling me what to do
Pulling me down
Telling me which way to go
Confusing me
They can't make up my mind
They don't seem to listen
And I'm drowning in my own blood
I'm in Hell
Burning there forever
Alone and broken
Forever left behind

I'm all alone in my madness
Desperate to escape
The pain, the sadness
The screams
The're still there
Desperate for understandness
I can't breath now
I can't get any air

In desperation
I cut jagged letters
Words that don't seem to make any sense
Bloodletting the evil
Gouging my eyes, so I cannot see
And somewhere
In-between the electric buzz
From the wires inside my head
A moment of sanity escapes
The sociopathic realm
Of the silent screams
Of the living dead

And suddenly, my cell begins to ring
And I just freeze
I can't move an inch
I can't do a gogdamn thing
Pounding, pleading
Desperate cries to help
Calling me to unlock the door
The voices become louder
The screams, louder still
Flashing red and blue lights
Reflect off the blood pool on the floor

There is silence
There is peace
The screams have stopped
And I know the voices
Can't hurt me anymore

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I know there are those of you that might have experienced something like this at some piont in your life... so I wrote 'Climbing Out Of The Abyss' as a Continuum.

Comments about 'Silent Screams' by Kelly Seale

  • Cheryl Tutaan (7/8/2019 12:48:00 PM)

    I can relate with this. Loved the poem, Kelly... I highly rate it 10+++
    You would also visit my newly write " Wicked" . Thank you.

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  • Drtony Brahmin (6/3/2016 1:32:00 PM)

    I'm in a hole
    So dark, so deep
    I'm so alone, so scared- - - i am drowning in my own blood.. yes climb out of the abyss..... never give up. we all have such experiences in life. one who conquers it begins to live......... and love. God bless you always. tony

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  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (8/27/2014 9:28:00 AM)

    Hard as well as sharp wording, portraying a real life situation. What an agonizing it could have been, I feel. Congratulations to you for your bravery to pen down your feelings truly and genuinely. I enjoyed the poem in it's context. (Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Seale (8/18/2012 10:12:00 PM)

    Thanks Mirna Morgan! ; -) Silentpoet Grl; -) and Christopher Blazo; -) Thanks for taking the time to read me and appr. this intense write! ; -)

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  • (8/17/2012 10:21:00 PM)

    Good poem. I like darkness in writings. It tends to be more passionate and less trite, than more uplifting poems. Good one! Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/17/2012 8:25:00 PM)

    Dark and intense, really great write (Report)Reply

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  • Poetheart Morgan (8/17/2012 3:29:00 PM)

    Despair, pain, is only part of our ways! It has not shortcut and always seems bigger than it is! is minimal, small and brief! Painful and beautiful. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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