“Silenced Screams”

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I am
Tired of
Screaming
At the top
Of my lungs
Going hoarse
Yelling
Stop
Pushing
Pulling
Beating
On me
Blaming me
For what
I have not
Done
Shaming me
For who
I am
I am not
An object
No one’s property
I am human
Hear me
See me
Respect
My space
I am
Here
To stay
Even if
I am
Frightened
Of what
You have
Planned for me
Understand
I was not
Born
To be
Your victim
To be terrorized
To be treated
Like nothing
I am not guilty
Of anything
Besides
Existing
Give me
A fair hearing
An opportunity
To use my freedom
Of speech
To fight
For my honor
So I can
Protect myself
My name
My spirit
My body
From being shackled
To your hate
Let me
Be heard
Not judged
By whatever
Image that
You assume
That is me
Because of
My gender
My color
My religion
Get to know
Me
Hear my story
Before assuming
I am a danger
I am not
A collective
I am
A individual
See me
As that

-Yellowbonewonda

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“Me Against Me”

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I am
All alone
Wading
Waiting
In the middle
Of an ocean
Full of feelings
I can not trust
Trying
To figure out
A mystery
Before I drown
And it is
Too late
I need to know
Who is
The traitor
Or traitors
Inside of me
My mind
My heart
Or
Both
My mind said
Do not believe
My heart
My heart said
Do not believe
My mind
They are
Both pointing
The finger
At each other
Who is lying
Who is telling
The truth
I do not know
Which to trust
I feel
They are both
Against me
Somehow
I am
At that point
Of taking
Extreme measures
And
Stop trusting
Either of them
Because neither are
Providing information
I have zero help
To help
Myself
Something needs
To give
I need
To get out
Of this mess
This bewilderment
And heartbreak
I feel
It is
Distorting everything
That was once
Felt like
Common sense
And
I am about
To be lost
My cracks are
Showing
I am slowly
Breaking apart

-Yellowbonewonda

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