Rebecca Pepper

Rookie - 0 Points (08/08/1996)

Tortured Silence - Poem by Rebecca Pepper

I don't want to be here, to open this door
Please close the curtains I don't want to see anymore
What I see when I close my eyes hurts beyond belief
I close the world away as I seek for some relief

I'll sit here in silence as the world burns and screams
I'll look through your heart pulling at the seems
Because all of my memories trap me in these confines
Memories of a day, a month, a year caged behind enemy lines

You know nothing and I won't be the one to tell
Not a word about the terrors that my mind befell
Because I'm not the one who gets saved by silence
No it's your sanity I preserve by not recounting the violence

Do you truly want to know how they scarred my skin?
Or how it came so close to you giving my home to next of kin
How they burnt my life away with their lies and knives
Trust me its not a tale to tell your children and wives

So you can tell me to speak and tell me I'm not weak
But you will never understand the blissful silence I seek
Because ignorance truly is bliss for those who don't know
That these scars and medals actually show the blood that flows

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Another dark and depressing poem, this time I was trying to write about a solider or someone that had been taken hostage but survived and now refuses to talk about it. Of course I've never experienced anything even a little bit like that but I tried to imagine what I would feel like... Anyway I hope you like it.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 20, 2012



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