Dear Silent Observer

Day 2

We’d like to challenge you to write a poem that plays with voice. For example, you might try writing a stanza that recounts something in the first-person, followed by a stanza recounting the same incident in the second-person, followed by a stanza that treats the incident from a third-person point of view. Or you might try a poem in the form of a dialogue.

I don’t think I have ever done a dialogue or voice poem, at least not consciously, so bare with me.

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I’ve tried to tell you I need freedom and I need love.

I’ve tried to tell you I need something more from above.

Have I not begged and pleaded for something,

for anything; maybe small or a little kind,

something I can finally call mine.

Again and again I have asked patiently but I’ve also asked stubbornly.

Because patience dwindles; but heartaches, those never cease.

Even if the carriers are calling out for peace.

I don’t know if you’re there or if you even care,

Maybe in your eyes this all seems fair.

But I am calling out for mercy,

One I might not even deserve,

But no soul alone can sustain so much hurt.

If you are there here my plea,

I implore, set my soul free.

 

-M.A. Fernández

Copyright © 2018 Marlin Alicea Fernández, Soul to Ink. All Rights Reserved

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