Forgotten time of a Child

Forgotten time of a child

Time gives to misplaced memories

Distorted faces and places

Emotion sits dormant and sunken

Her heart beats restless and unstill

Frightened by the sounds

Frightening screams as she watches them argue

Isolation became her sanctuary

Silent games played for hours

Living in her dreamland

Living in everyone’s shadow

Her home it shouts to her quickened heartbeat

A home to whom she owed it swallowed her whole

Her heart worn in and worn out

Hiding behind closed doors and under bed sheets

Scared… no one sees

Scared… no one listens

A voice too soft to hear

Drowned out by all the noise…

Forgotten time of a child

Silenced…. no one sees me.

Words by Evelyn Wayde ©️