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Signs: Of a Silent Voice

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‘What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent’

Only last wednesday I was saying I can’t remember something important, a feeling about a pain. In searching for the answer I meet with other people who were there at a certain time.

This is a lie
Though I wouldn’t call it that

A memory now forgotten
Wondering did it happen

I need to know
More about a strange location

Joan said Mom said
Life is but a vale of tears

Who was I in those days
What did I leave behind

An unloved lover loving
A lover unloved by her lover

Between fun and anguish
Torn once more by silence

Words escape me
I only wish they didn’t

But more than that
I’m pleased I can’t remember

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