The Storm Within

Written by LadySweetness2u

Noise roaring inside my head,
  Words, voices, sounds, images,
    Jumbled in a spinning swirl,
     Never-ending, pounding, pulsing.

I scream for silence, peace, relief,
   Laughter at my need for quiet,
    The roar grows louder, faster,
      My head swims with sound.

I struggle to understand the sounds,
  Why are they all so loud?

I strain to hear the words,
  I strain to hear the words,
   What are they saying to me?

When the noise stops and silence comes,
  I wonder why I sought this quiet,
   For there is no peace and no relief,
     In the empty, lonely absence of sound.