scream {the poet’s mantra}

oh, i won’t be quiet

i will not go gently
or silently
or even gracefully

i will kick and scream
claw and writhe
curse and bite and
throws things at you

your thumb
may leave its print
on the corner
of my heart

but even if
i have to tear
that corner off

to get away

to be heard

to stand alone
in the forest of
you call freedom

i won’t be quiet

and if you try to
silence me
shut me up
sing me to sleep

i will climb my way
into your dreams
reveal all your


to the monster
of your

but i won’t whisper

i won’t be quiet




A poem a day for 30 days, in honor of National Poetry Month.
This post is part of NaPoWriMo. see more here.

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