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Misunderstood, trapped and rarely
considered an equal; confusion
dominates many faces that try to
comprehend my broken voice.
No-one seems to recognise my
body language and unusual hand movements.
Wrong conclusions are drawn towards
my level of intelligence; many view me
like a lost child desperate to be one with
its mother.
I may speak the English language but
it appears broken; my voice is thus 
lost, like a treasured belonging long 
been misplaced somewhere unknown.
My hearing remains but I speak like
a deaf person; hand gestures are made
to try to convey my thoughts and emotions,
sadly, hardly anyone has learned how to
interpret someone like myself.
I am voiceless and thus I seem not to
belong in this world of fragmented images
of what is deemed normal.
Regardless of my affliction I remain as 
whole as I can possibly be.

Copyright © Leighann Anderson

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  1. Date: 4/19/2011 2:44:00 PM
    Ahhh... voiceless... sometimes our conscience searches for more than silence, where the soul seeks mutual affection. And where none can understand us, we turn to poetry.. living the rest of a journey in isolation. Great write!

  1. Date: 4/16/2011 7:29:00 PM
    Excellent write, enjoyed reading your work as well as your other poems. Alexa

  1. Date: 4/14/2011 2:38:00 AM
    Well! You are no longer voiceless when you can write like this. You certainly coney your thoughts and emotions here. This is great writing, Leighann. Lainie

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 10:18:00 PM
    your words flow so very well and with strength that comes from and honest heart,mind and soul,,,your difficulties are different from mine but as well similar,,my confusion is in my mind only not that I am crazy,,but my mind never stops,,fast and furious even when I am speaking,,and or listening,,sometimes it feels like madness,,,Keep writing your words and feelings are very very special,,,,Blessings..Cecil

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 5:22:00 PM
    You certainly can communicate! We all have our individual "oddness" or "uniqueness" and it's hard for people to understand many of us have no choice in much of our being, we are doing the best we can with the gifts we were given. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 2:48:00 PM
    very well thought out pen. great read!

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 2:57:00 PM
    Very interesting thoughts penned..You seem to have it together when you write so you have advantage here..Sara

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 6:06:00 AM
    It has been a pleasure to read your poetry today Leighann. I hope to get back soon to read more of your poetry. May you always find inspiration to carry on with your writing endeavors. Love, Carol