Tongue Tied

Tongue Tied

A Poem by Sarah W. French


My cheeks became free
only to bind my tongue.
Can't utter a fast word
everything comes out
My lips have been
cracked to sharp edges.
But at least my
teeth are perfect.
My smile is something
the Joker made.
But the teeth are
alined with precision.
They say I'm
They say I'll
light up a room.
But my tongue is
still a prisoner.
I can't say the
shouts I've held for
four years...

© 2012 Sarah W. French

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register


awesome concept, silence can be your own worst enemy keep writing !

Posted 5 Years Ago

Great job. Yes, we focus on how things look - always. We can fix bent teeth, fix this fix that. But what of spontaneous natural human beings ? We can't make people indivitual characters capable of expressing their uniqueness. O for variety in human beings - and people who are comfortable not looking and sounding like the mean (very) average (very).

Posted 5 Years Ago

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


2 Reviews
Added on December 12, 2012
Last Updated on December 12, 2012


Sarah W. French
Sarah W. French


I won't be publishing all my poems on here but I am putting them on my tumblr. Please check them out. I'm a 16 year old girl who mostly writes poems. I have been verbally bullied and use poetry t.. more..