The Sound of Silence

The voices are gone
the doubt, the fear,
the shame, the hatred
all that is me
the silence has begun

I sit here, alone in a
crowd, fighting the urge
to scream. My fight has
just begun, my misery
ready to pounce but
I am ready as well.

Day after day I fight
to keep my sanity
and hold on to who
I am. And day after
day, my demons fall.

Slowly the sensations
dim, the battle is coming
to a close, the war will
go on but this time there
is hope that healing can

I see the path ahead of me,
it’s a path of love,
wisdom and an understanding
of one’s self. The silence
has ended and my voice is

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