Whosoever said nothing


Day 4. Prompt: Title your poem Whosoever (blank). Then fill in the blank.


Whosoever said nothing…

When we told you what happened,
what was done against our will…

When you saw it for yourselves,
and turned away…

When you told the jokes,
or laughed along…

When you didn’t notice (or pretended not to see)
our wet eyes and red cheeks and sunken shoulders…

When you said nothing and you go to sleep at night,
expecting peace…

May you dream only of us,
struggling in the dark to find our way
through the fortress of emptiness
that your silence built for us.

 

What do you think?

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