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Contributor Series 3: Resolution and Resolve, Unheard


01.06.10 Posted in Contributor Series 3, today's words by

Contributor Series 3: Resolution and Resolve
Unheard
By Chris G Vaillancourt


I want the conversations


we’ll never have.


The urged words drip


off my tongue


in foreign colours,


and fall to the ground,


unnoticed, unheard.


Ignored are the whispers


from my stained lips.


The words are heard


but remain


unacknowledged.


Around me are a lot


of faces.


Some I recognize and


others I do not.


They smile at me


as they


hold their


conversations.


Talking at me


but never talking


to me.


And despite


the vowels they


pronounce these


faces with their


ears closed


do not hear the


words I return to them.


I want the clouds


to stop turning


grey over my head.


Looking, but not


really seeing the


disappearing self.


With effort I


manage to scream


loud enough to


convince everyone


that


I am still alive.



Chris G Vaillancourt’s poem Walking Beyond Her Reach appeared at vox poetica in 2009.



2 Responses to “Contributor Series 3: Resolution and Resolve, Unheard”

  1. This is such a heartfelt, meaningful tug at our hearts. It’s one you want to read again. To hope someone listens.

  2. Val says:

    This wonderful poem would be that screaming and yes, the author has been heard. The clash between the superficiality of many and the authenticity of one is well expressed here.

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