Connects the Us to “The Otherness”

Posted: January 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

In The Silence

© Rebecca Swadzba

I take a glance, 
at the scars on my wrists
they tell me, 
it doesn’t have to be like this
I want to talk, 
to let it out
but nobody is there to listen, 
even when I shout
depression is dark
so speak up
before it takes you away
and covers your mouth

 

This poem connected me to the emotion of sadness. It got me thinking about how depression could greatly affect an individual. Music sometimes express emotions like these and the poem reminded me of some songs that perfectly do that.

Music makes me think about the situation of the persona to the point of sometimes “feeling” that situation already because of how intense the song expresses the said emotion. This poem did the same to me because of the way the poem was written.

Source: Swadzba, Rebecca. “In The Silence.”Family Friend Poems. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Dec. 2013. <http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/in-the-silence>.

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