White Noise Voice

I used to believe
I had shallow lungs;
For every time I tried to speak
You’d come along
and drown me out.

But now I’m strong
enough to see
that there’s no need
for me to shout.

I don’t need to scream
to get attention
or make sure that I’m heard –
I can perfectly convey my intentions
within the written word.

So please
don’t raise your voice at me;
it doesn’t help your cause,
If you only scream incoherently
All I’ll hear will be
white noise.
(Inspired by #SableSwanV prompt ‘Shallow Lungs’)

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Bunny Burns

I love words; both reading and writing them. I've started this site in order to have a depository for all the random ramblings which are continually swirling around my mind. Some of the aforementioned ramblings may be quite serious but the majority probably won't be. I'm a single mother living in Norwich. I'm also autistic. This isn't the defining component of my personality, although it is a significant one, and one which I think has a heavy influence on my writing, which is why I choose to highlight it. I also feel no shame over being autistic and refuse to perceive it as a disability. The way I see it, life is hard work whichever way your brain is wired up. Aside from all things wordy, I also love music. I find it to be an incredible mood enhancer, as well as a great enabler for the imagination. I love all kinds of music, though hard house in particular - as everything in life is better when it's hard... I hope you enjoy my musings and thank you for reading! I can also be found on www.twitter.com/@bhhburns