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A Poem by Kiera Scanlon

Nothing left to do,
Plead, cry, and bleed,
Which is something,
That wasn't meant for me.

I hear voices, 

There's no turning back,
They take my life just like that,
The voices win,
And I struggle,
All because,

I hear voices,

After many empty years,
And a silenced mind
Running on auto,
Now, i'ts my time.

I hear voices,
No more.

© 2014 Kiera Scanlon

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Voices are a pain in the butt. They bother, tease, and more often than not, mislead. What makes it worse is they chatter all the time giving no peace and quiet. Maybe you have discovered this too,but I found that wrting about them, exposing them to the whole world, exposing them to the light of day so all can see their stupidity, shuts them up at least for awhile. I liked your poem Kiera, simply yet poetically expressed. ~~redzone

Posted 4 Years Ago

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The phrase "I hear voices" can carry many different connotations, from the literal to the psychotic and many meanings in between. I believe that we all hear voices (voices of people in our pasts, voices that carry self-talk to parts of the mind that are receptive, etc.) and that it is subconsciously up to us to determine what to do with what these voices are telling us. The fact that you end the piece with "..I hear voices no more" conveys that you have learned what you can from them and are ready to move on freely, unfettered and without the need for voices' help. A beautiful write. take care...dan

Posted 2 Years Ago

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i reall dont know what to say about this one, it makes me think though. im not really sure how it makes me feel because it makes me feel a lot of things at the same time. and because of those reasons i think that this poem is just fantastic. keep writing because your really great at it.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Voices can make us choose the wrong paths sometimes. How else would we learn from our mistakes though? They can sometimes add onto the pain and misery that we have in our lives when we can't choose which way to turn, whether left or right. We need to learn to shut the voices out and listen to our heart and mind instead. A wonderful message, smooth flow, and a great ending!!

Posted 4 Years Ago

Voices who speak hatred from their razor like lips send people into a cruel demise and this poem captures that meaning, in my opinion. It's well configured because it gives a indirect meaning of the situation; the voices could be anyone, bullies, parents, or even that this character has a mental illness such as schizophrenia. The ending can either be a bright one, where the patient has taken medication which has stopped voices, or a dark one where the character has taken their life.What I cherish in this poem is that there is a sense of hope.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Deep an emotional, well done. Fox-

Posted 4 Years Ago

Deep and touching, simplicity at it's best. I particularly like the ending, gives it a less heavy tone. The line "Which is something,

That wasn't meant for me." is perfect for showing the extent and scope of the emotion.

Posted 4 Years Ago

what an incredible delicate labyrinth of levels to explore in your poem "Voices" ... in the end i guess it is up to the reader to decide why the voices are no more ..could be healing ..could be death .. or sadly the loss of ones muse and inspiration ... i like your poem a lot ... my mind is whirling in possibilities and creative urges ... saints hear voices, an evil mind hears voices, the sick hear voices ..there are voices in our dreams, expected and dreaded voices of the future .. great poem ..

Posted 4 Years Ago

I can't personally relate to the theme of this poem but i think you have shown clearly the depth of despair that someone can feel as a result of hearing voices.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of work.

Posted 4 Years Ago

As one who hears voices too, I can relate to this..

Posted 4 Years Ago

I love this poem, great feel and flow. Great job ;)

Posted 4 Years Ago

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Added on April 29, 2012
Last Updated on May 26, 2014


Kiera Scanlon
Kiera Scanlon

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