My silence

by Monika Gautam (17)
Children’s Academy, Ghaziabad

Hiding my secrets and their realm,
This automated and sustained veil
Has been silent for ages.
Now sensing all questioning gazes
It wishes to be heard;
Yes, my silence too has words.
It can no longer stand
Any fake helping hand
In return that mocks,
Comments, laughs and talks
About the internal struggle
That holds me in its cuddle.
To speak, is now its turn;
No longer can it bear that eager burn.
It wants to let out my secrets and their realm;
My silence is yearning to scream.

This poem has been published in the February 2016 issue of The Teenager Today.