the silence of change

Friday, December 30, 2016

sometimes i feel like
i don't even exist
like i've been erased from reality
i open my mouth
but my words are lost to the wind
before anyone can hold onto them
what's the point
in trying to change the world
if no one can even hear you?
i walk alone and i see the faces of 
so many
broken people
with no voice to change their lives
i freeze
and i smile
what a silly 
useless thing to do
they smile back
and i realize
maybe i don't always need a voice
to make a difference


  1. I am so happy that you have your own poetry blog now! I followed it up!

    This poem is sweet. I thought it would end differently than it did but I am in love with how it did end!

    1. yay, thanks vanessa!
      aw good, thank you <3

  2. I don't really have much to say besides that is a great poem. And a good reminder that others could use our help, even our smile. Thanks for the awesome poem!

    1. marrok this made me incredibly happy, thank you!

  3. This is beautifully inspiring Elizabeth!