a madness silenced:Persephone’s Daughters Lit Mag Contribution

I am so honored that my piece “a madness silenced” was chosen for issue 5 of Persephone’s Daughters, a lit magazine dedicated to empowering women who have experienced various forms of abuse and degradation.

As I was creating “a madness silenced”, I was consumed with how often we allow others to dictate our voice. How through times of abuse, degradation and even your own personal turmoil we create a madness inside of us and we silence our voice from speaking up instead of silencing the madness that is filling our soul.

We have to learn that if we silence the madness inside of us, then we have the freedom for our voices to be heard allowing us to heal, or grow depending on the situation, or maybe both.

We don’t have to let the madness drown us, we can rise above together.

a madness silenced

silent screams but no one

listens

paired with icy fingers no one

holds

while fear squeezes my lungs of

air

and momentarily pauses of breath

increase

to lingering minutes on the

wall

causing a burning need for survival

inside

leaving my mind faultless of

warning

from the madness overtaking my life’s

failures

until trembling limbs descend into

darkness

and the indifference to my suffering is

silenced

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