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A Silent Scream

Kulsum Afia is my pen name. I am currently doing my MD residency. I write only on topics that inspire me. Hope you enjoy my work !

I scream a silent scream,

One that none can hear.

You said its just for a few more days,

I believed you.

Now you say its just a few more months,
Should I believe you?

You said wait up for my call,

I waited for so many hours,

And then you say we will talk tomorrow.

That tomorrow never comes,

Because there are always people to help,

While my screams for attention have turned to a mere yelp.

Promises, promises and more promises.

Sleep comes and the promises never keep.

You tell me how can I believe you?

You say it will be a bed of roses,

But all I see are the thorns.

Warning signs ringing in my ears like alarms,

I have even stopped complaining now,

And when I completely stop, know that I have stopped caring too.

Maybe its my fault,

I thought it would be just like the fairy tale I kept playing in my head.

Now I have started doubting myself too.

Don’t give your all to one person,

Don’t let your happiness depend on someone,

They said.

I thought you were different,

I thought you would care.

Now I wonder how to go back to being the person I was.

I wonder how to uncare.

I wonder how to unlove.

I keep wishing to be able to go back to those early days,

When we were on the phone always,

But some emotions cant be forced,

Maybe you have gotten bored.

Of my continuous rants and my clingy nature,

I have never felt this way before so excuse my behaviour.

The flame is dead even before it could burn,

Maybe it will rise like the phoenix from the ashes in the urn.

Maybe it will rise like the phoenix from the ashes in the urn?

I scream a silent scream,

One that none can hear.

© 2018 Kulsum Afia

Comments

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 13, 2018:

Most expressive and passionate poetry.

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