Their Last Scream

Stop, be silent
Open your ears

Listen, please, just be
Present to their fears

The longer you talk
Tighter the knot gets

What have you taught them
Through noise, ignorance

How can a voice
so small just drown

Without notice
Amongst the crowd

Have you ever listened
To a young person’s dream

Or did you only hear
Their last scream

Photo by Stig Nygaard on Flickr