Rate this poem:(4.00 / 1 vote)


I scream.
It is loud and long
It is wretched and strong
It is dark and I am wracked with pain
No one comes running do my aid
Is it possible that no one heard
Or is that no one cares

I scream louder
My lungs burn with the strain
The room vibrates from the sound
I hear no footsteps approach
I hear no bang on the door

I scream again and again
My eyes darting to and fro
Then I see myself in the mirror
Hanging on my bedroom wall
I scream louder still but my mouth never opens
The screams are in my head
The pain is in my heart

My family does not know
My family cannot understand
They will not know
So I will scream inside until I am dead

About this poem

These are dark days

Font size:

Written on September 12, 2022

Submitted by nicole_w on September 12, 2022

42 sec read

Nicole Westcarr

Mother, daughter, sister, aunt, teacher, Christian. more…

All Nicole Westcarr poems | Nicole Westcarr Books

(3 fans)

Discuss this Nicole Westcarr poem with the community:



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "SCREAM" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 1 Oct. 2022. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/137499/scream>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    More poems by

    Nicole Westcarr


    October 2022

    Poetry Contest

    Enter our monthly contest for the chance to win cash prizes and gain recognition for your talent.

    Browse Poetry.com


    Are you a poetry master?

    Who wrote the 1892 poem Gunga Din?
    • A. Walt Whitman
    • B. Rudyard Kipling
    • C. Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    • D. Ho Xuan Huong