RoseAnn V. Shawiak

(October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

Showing Quiet Desperation


Quiet desperation showing through
a melody being sung in a karaoke cafe.

No one knowing the silence of his life
outside the harmony of his voice.

Retreating from love, yet not a soul
has noticed what is going on right in
front of their eyes.

An event of quiet desperation never
being noticed, as tears fall silently
within his voice.

Submitted: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

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