Silver Silence

Inner silence by julyshewolf
Inner silence by julyshewolf

Silver Silence

What’s in my head
those words left unsaid
Angry
Rebellious
Jealous
Easily misunderstood

Wounded

Silence speaks louder than words
at times

Mine is predicting all future outcomes
of conversations
maybe I don’t need to start

Speak from the heart

It’s difficult to stop
a knee-jerk reaction
midway through the brain
but easier than backtracking
a retraction
The infraction remains

I am not perfect
I get the better of me
occasionally
but I try
perhaps more than most
because words are my host
as I write

The spoken variety
especially
can harm or help
and sometimes to heal
or circumstances prevent
we must
shut the fuck up

on both sides of the fence

© LTM 4/20/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 20

Chemical Reaction

Chemical Reaction` by Foxfire4000
Chemical Reaction` by Foxfire4000

Chemical Reaction

Stonewalled
blank expression
choking on words
Frozen
not numb
dumb
unfounded
Mind racing
thought bouncing
balance malfunction
Widespread panic
internal quakes
Self-inflicted
dopamine response
spaced-out
drowsy
complete shutdown

All systems
shut
down

Outside-in:
unfeeling
uncaring
cold-hearted bitch

Inside-out:
emotional
overload
caring too much

Remember me
remember this
because in those moments
I can’t remember

Check my blood sugar!

© LTM 4/11/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 11

Resilience

Resilience by eddieretelj
Resilience by eddieretelj

Resilience

Stay
or go
I don’t know

I’d miss those guys
with their alibis
but what a surprise

nobody cares

Splitting hairs
for the sake of
[…]
something that was never there

Still

a pat on my back
for knowing despair
showing some flare
growing a pair

and walking away
before it’s too late

and I no longer care

Nevermind
I have better ways to waste my time

© LTM 4/10/16

* Shame on me – I censored myself, but only for the sake of rhyme.

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 10