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
paired with icy fingers no one
while fear squeezes my lungs of
and momentarily pauses of breath
to lingering minutes on the
causing a burning need for survival
leaving my mind faultless of
from the madness overtaking my life’s
until trembling limbs descend into
and the indifference to my suffering is
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