Listen | Teen Ink


November 4, 2020
By RioApril14 SILVER, Seattle, Washington
RioApril14 SILVER, Seattle, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story within you." - Dr. Maya Angelou

I hear the silence

Of lying awake at night

unable to sleep with life 

turned upside down

When will things ever be the same?

But listen

As we fall silent

we can hear the heartbeat of the Earth,

like a lullaby 

saying that we are still here

I hear you crying 

for everyone you love

too far away

If they are sick, if they die, 

will you know?

But listen

People are singing 

together from balconies

After all, what do time and space matter

when hearts reach out together?

I hear the people

Fighting for air

as the lungs of the world 

are consumed by fire

How long can we stay seperate?

But listen

Out our windows, 

the birds are singing

Andra tutto bene

Everything will be alright


The author's comments:

I wrote this piece in March 2020. It's about the hopelessness and isolation of being in lockdown the Covid-19 pandemic, not knowing if people you love are sick or dying, but still having hope that things will be alright. 

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