To Be Heard

I lend my ears out to listen to you
To listen to all your pain, complaints, and happiness
And maybe to hear what I hope to hear
Hearing that you love me and you want to hold me in your arms
And maybe that you would do the same for me as I am doing for

you
Listening to me
But you said nothing
My ears heard nothing
Nothingness has stuffed my ears
For so long that’s all I hear from you
Now when you speak to me
The words you speak
Are so empty
Could they be as empty as your heart?
Those empty words echo in my brain
Leaving nothing behind
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Yaqi Chen.

 

Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems in 2016?