I Won't Scream

I Won't Scream

A Poem by Beth Lindsay

There are many different ways to approach your problems.


The days are long

Things couldn’t be more wrong

But I won’t be like you

I won’t do what they do

When the nights are long I won’t cut my wrist

When days are harsh I won’t throw my fist

When I am completely alone, I won’t look for a trigger

When it's said and done, I won’t be my own gravedigger

I won’t blame my mother, I won’t blame my father

I won’t blame my sisters or my brother

I won’t even blame an abusive lover

I won’t scream, I won’t even shout

I won’t utter a word, just see myself out

I may sigh, but that be it

Defeat I won’t admit

Though the whispers are undesirable

and living is triable

And I may not stand straight and tall

I will not be like them who fall

I will not hold my hand out and cry

You won’t ever know, and I won’t even try

I will wake up every day

Deal with the pain in my own way

Without screaming, without crying

Without bleeding, Without dying

© 2017 Beth Lindsay

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I just loved it...This are those writing which make me strong...You are a really powerful writer ...
Keep on writing and thanks for sharing..

Posted 1 Year Ago

Resilience. The quiet kind. The strength that noone sees because they cant even tell your suffering. The opposite of me haha but something i admire greatly in others. Love this.

Posted 1 Year Ago

I really like this. Its a strong person that can lean into pain and respond so graciously.
It has almost a mantra quality to it!

Best, Sunny.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Holding all that in, that frustration, I think makes you a ticking time bomb. Well written and well structured overall an interesting and meaningful poem

Posted 1 Year Ago

Love it . That sounds a little like me . I like the way you wrote it and it has the thing that keeps me going even with the pain . AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 3 Years Ago

Beth Lindsay

3 Years Ago

Really great that it reached someone. Thanks.
Like it, it has a positive and hopeful note to it. We need more of such poems here. Nice work

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Added on November 21, 2015
Last Updated on December 21, 2017
Tags: Dying, bleeding, screaming, crying, suicide, blame, hate, life, suffering, strength, fighter, struggles, living, power


Beth Lindsay
Beth Lindsay


I am a college student, studying to become a writer. My desired career is in graphic novels, but I also enjoy writing short fiction and poetry. Aside from my writing ambition, I paint/draw, read, and .. more..

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