“house\warzone” on Silent Mayhem

The following poem was published on the Silent Mayhem website on May 15, 2021.


crawling on all fours, hoping no one see
i get behind closed doors, sitting on my knees
the house is in two floors, a hive of angry bees
i hear the continuous hollers, roars, no treaties, cries, or pleas

we’ve been at this for too long
the world is quiet, people are wrong
many have croaked, their swan song
terrible illness ravages the land where people belong
indoors to keep the world safe
but instead they all decide to break
the rules and therefore, they all take
a life that was, could be their own sake

no one listens

as shouting continues through the halls
i feel anger soaking up in the walls
and hear resentment building up tall
in this never-ending life on pause
because no one can seem to stay home

Published by Georgia Iris Salvaryn

Writing Arts graduate student

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