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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Tell a Tale: Silence

He lies motionless in an unfamiliar place
He tries to view his world
Only to be met with nothingness
Faded mutterings of peculiar articulations
Surround his being
Taunting his curiosity

Focus . . .
His recognition fails, once more
He knows someone is there
Somewhere in the darkness

The shuffling of footsteps
On a rigid floor
The rhythmic sounds nearby
Like the waters upon the shore



A monotonous tone
Counts the time


He lets out a blood-curdling scream
It falls on deaf ears

He is trapped
He is silent
No one hears his plea

He yearns to be recognized
Yet he does not, himself, know

He hears the words spoken
A gentle voice unknown
Yet comforting

For this moment
He is reassured

A lone tear glides
Over his temple

She whispers to him

"I’m right here
Everything is going
To be alright"


Maria@Conversations with Moms May 3, 2009 at 1:12 PM  

Beautiful. I don't see an author's name so will assume you wrote the poem. You are very talented.

Joining you in the 1000 comment challenge.

Nightowl Mama May 3, 2009 at 1:50 PM  

nice words thanks for sharing and following me at nightowlmama hope to see u at

Mom's Fortress of Solitude May 3, 2009 at 2:05 PM  

Yes, you are correct in assuming I am the author. I haven't posted poetry in the past, but will continue doing so . . . now that I know I don't suck! lol

Thanks for joining me in the 1,000 comment challenge, too. It's definitely a challenge for me, especially since I'm so very wordy! ;o)

Mom's Fortress of Solitude May 3, 2009 at 2:06 PM  

You're more than welcome, Nightowl. I will definitely follow you at your other site, as well.

Thanks for commenting,


ck May 3, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

I never know how to comment on poetry (since I'm not a poet myself), but that was beautiful.

Old Grizz May 3, 2009 at 6:36 PM  

I love the way he ends up with the gentle touch of a woman and not some screeching demon from the nether world. You caught my attention, held me gently and let left me feeling good. It was worth my time.

Amias May 3, 2009 at 9:26 PM  

Ahhh it feels so good to be rescued ... knowing that at least one person hears your call for help.

Story Teller May 4, 2009 at 8:04 AM  

A very Good Poem. A wonderful feeling. The find - the call - the woman - the touch! Well written.

Welcome to Tell a Tale. The prompts there are strictly for writing Stories and not Poems. I am so impressed by your poem, that I am not removing your name from the Mr. Linky thing. However, you will not be able to earn any point in the Leaderboard. Write a Story Next time and we will surely read you again.

Thanks for participating. The First contest at Tell a Tale is on in 2 days time. Will look forward to your participation. Best of luck.

dreamer May 6, 2009 at 12:52 AM  

Lovely know how to catch attention and hold it till the end...I am glad I came here today, enjoyed my stay here...Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment.

Have a Nice Day!!

Joseph Mangraviti, poet and writer May 8, 2009 at 7:38 PM  


This is a great blog!
Lots of luck!

Joseph Mangraviti, poet and writer May 8, 2009 at 7:44 PM  

Terrific poem!
Lots of luck to you, Angela!

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Angela McCoy is a freelance writer/editor, military wife and work at home mom (WAHM) to four boys with special needs. Her writing encompasses a myriad of topics -- Autism, ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Cystinosis, Fanconi's Syndrome, kidney transplant, and more -- influenced by her two teenagers and seven-year-old twins. She considers writing to be therapeutic and utilizes her skills to counsel and inspire her readers. Angela is a quick-witted, 'no holds barred,' tell it like it is' humorist who has learned that laughter truly is the best antidote to life's adversities.

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