Deafening Silence


Where is the echo across the void?

Why is there no answering call?

Who do you talk to when you’re alone?

Will anyone see when you fall?


This is a plea for the lonely soul

For those with no one around

Isolated even in the midst of a crowd

Sinking below the level of ground


Who’s fault is it that I never learned

Just how to collect more than faces

Knowing that they come at their own will

But remain otherwise in distant spaces


No answers come through the space and the void

There is nothing sounding over the wall

You’re still alone with no one at hand

No one to catch you or hear when you fall


Barbara Blackcinder