Silence

Silence by Sarah Wissmann


 

We are the silence that no one hears

But we scream a million untold stories

Louder than any voice

 

 

We are the ones who can make a change

Yet no one can hear us.

Nobody is listening

 

 

Our names will never be the ones in books

When we die, we will be nothing

Not even memory

 

 

Laws, legislatures, charters

Just words on fancy paper

Days go by and our stories continue

 

 

Like a black nightmare with no end

And no beginning

We greet each sunrise with tired eyes

 

 

We are the silence that should be heard.