The Softest Yell

When I was little

I ensured everyone I had the loudest scream

One that would shake the world

I could feel it brewing up inside me

Begging for an escape

But I wouldn't 

Because I didn't want to scare the world away

And no one should learn of my pain 

So inside of me it sat

And the many years it grew

Then, the day finally came

I was in the woods

And I looked around

To find nobody

So, I took a deep breath,

Closed my eyes,

Scrunched my face.

An open mouth

Ready to cause a storm 

But all that came out

Was silence

And choked up tears

My fears had consumed me 

And the world shook me 

This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world
Guide that inspired this poem: 
Poetry Terms Demonstrated: 


Additional Resources

Get AI Feedback on your poem

Interested in feedback on your poem? Try our AI Feedback tool.


If You Need Support

If you ever need help or support, we trust for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741