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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
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


Around me are a lot

of faces.

Some I recognize and

others I do not.

They smile at me

as they

hold their


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


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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