“Silent” by Charlotte Anderson

Written by plumtree

Topics: 2021-22 School Year, Complete Archive (2012-2020)

I sit in the back,

My chin in my hand

And listen to the people talk

They go on and on

But I don’t mind it


Being silent,

As a matter of fact

I don’t mind it at all


I am a listener

And I speak when I feel

The time is right


But they don’t seem to understand


They say I’m humble


That I don’t speak my own mind


Well what if my unspoken words made a statement of my own

What if my countless trials to keep peace

Was a way of shouting out what I believed?


If people looked closer maybe they would see


But alas, I should have stayed silent

Because this piece, could have been a tribute to my integrity



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