UKArchive ID: 18417Small view of a silent woman by chrissytotoro
Originally published on January 26, 2007 in Poetry

I went outside, just for a moment to let the cat out and this happened. Odd how these things come upon one. Have done it no other disservice than to write it down.

Small view of a silent woman

They want her to say something,
They think she should speak to someone,
She sits
listening to the sound
of her own heart beating,
hears only her own thoughts.
She nurses her pain,
keeps it tightly confined.
Her own private,
very private wound,
still too raw and bleeding
to speak about.
She has no words.
Her silence says enough.

© chrissytotoro (chrissy on OLD UKA)
UKArchive ID: 18417
Archived comments for Small view of a silent woman
e-griff on 26-01-2007
Small view of a silent woman
this is an excellent small view of a silent woman ...

i have (genuinely) no suggestions to improve it.

However, I think you should have written a large view of a loud man 🙂 (re: our thread discussions bless! G )

Author's Reply:
'i have (genuinely) no suggestions to improve it.' This shall I treasure to the end of days. As for loud men, I know no men loud enough to demand their own poem except for the SOF and he doesn't like me writing about him.
A blessing on your head.

orangedream on 26-01-2007
Small view of a silent woman
Perhaps you should let your cat out more often, Chrissy if you come back inside with little gems like this! An atmospheric, quite beautifully written piece.


Author's Reply:
Tina, many thanks for your comments and for the generous rating. I am genuinely pleased you enjoyed it.

Jolen on 27-01-2007
Small view of a silent woman
Chrissy: This is powerful..It is so valid and relatable to most all of us, I'd bet.

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Author's Reply:
Jolen, many thanks for reading and commenting. I'm genuinely pleased that you enjoyed the piece and that you found something in it to which you and others can relate.
Much thanks.

red-dragon on 29-01-2007
Small view of a silent woman
I read this and meant to comment when I'd signed in, then I got distracted - but I'm here now.
I found it very eloquent, its introspection enough to speak volumes. Ann

Author's Reply:
Ann, many thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I'm pleased that you enjoyed it.