The Voice

The Voice

A Poem by Kiera Scanlon

I am the voice of those afraid to speak,
I am the voice of those you call weak,


I am the voice of those alone,

I am the voice of those unknown,


I am the voice of those who've made a mistake,

I am the voice of those who can’t escape,


I am the voice of those you make cry,

I am the voice of those who dream to die,


I am the voice of those with scars on their hearts,

I am the voice of those torn apart,


I am the voice of those you blame,

I am the voice of those you shame,


I am the voice of those you hurt everyday,
I am the voice of those you betray,


I am the voice of those who are strong,
I am the voice of something so wrong,


 I am the voice of those who wrote a note to say goodbye,
I am the voice of those whose families were left wondering why,


I am the voice of those you offend,
I am the voice of you, my friend.


© 2014 Kiera Scanlon



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Stumbled across this. Really liked it. Very moving!

Posted 2 Months Ago


I am...

Stunned, absolutely stunned

Posted 2 Years Ago


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dan
Kiera, A general rule in writing is that if you want to write a whole piece using the same word (or phrase) as the launching point of every line it has to be done with a strong measure of conviction; generally a write of this type seems to tucker out at or near the end. YOUR write, Kiera, carries that strong measure of conviction throughout; yours is a damn good poem. I am gladly accepting your friend request, on one condition: I get SO many read requests that it so happens that this is the only guarantee that I will read your writing. So PLEASE send me RRs, OK? Your writing shows a wellspring of soul and talent. I may end up being your biggest fan. Have a great day/night (I don't do European time zones very well, probably because I'm too lazy). take care...dan

Posted 2 Years Ago


Love this! This is really good.

Posted 2 Years Ago


This is powerful and extremely well written. Kudos to you for making a stand!

Comments:

"I am the voice of something so wrong," ---this sounds a little out of place

"I am the voice of those whose families were left wondering why," ---I think you forgot the who before the were

Again, great job! Keep at it!

Posted 2 Years Ago


DIRECT is the only word that comes to mind...strongly direct! Bravo...

Posted 3 Years Ago


WOW....this poem is dynamic!

Posted 3 Years Ago


WOW....this poem is dynamic!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Powerful poetry and well written.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Kiera…
“The Voice” tells me so much about you and in so, so many of your lines, you are the voice of me
Thank-you, I love this poem


Posted 3 Years Ago



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