by mandaceehb

You shall never speak, she said

And so I never did

Beautiful eyes, they said I had

The green of distant meadows

I smile helplessly

Lips make not a sound of thanks

Happiness no faraway dream

Almost natural pretense


I listened in while they spoke

The foreign sounds they made

Mine was a faulty contraption

Doomed to never relate


Cursed to be silent

Bare whispers escape not my trembling lips

A life amid noise

And the unsettling silence within

Thrown off balance

Sworn off sound

Faster and faster I fall

As the silence surrounds me once more