Arresting Words

Arresting Words

A Poem by Emily

How do I express myself
Barred by distance and language
How do I expel my deepest fears
Alone

I feel powerless against the world
Her world
My world
No matter how much I beat my head
Against the wall

How do I convey a quiver of a voice
Or a scream or a tear or a flicker of an eye
Onto a page
My love, my worry, my fear
Unsaid
Locked inside

What do words boil down to?
Sounds and Symbols
But it's all I have
Ain't it a shame

© 2014 Emily


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Added on February 23, 2014
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Emily
Emily

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Hey, I'm Emily. I go to Los Angeles Valley College, and I write poetry and some short stories. In my free time, I draw, play video games, and play with my dogs Zeke and Roscoe. Zeke is a Great Dane/Bo.. more..

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