The Silence Still Talks
Confined to a tiny apartment
terrified of a viral threat
she rocks in her chair listening
to voices in the corridor
Who is going out?
To voices in the street
Who are they? Are they infected?
She turned off the TV months ago
when depression became too much to bear.
In the silence she waits
for the danger to pass
listening to the constant
chatter of her mind.
Through tears she writes to loved ones
Between crazed sentences she wishes them well
“Perhaps” she says, “we’ll meet again at Christmas.”
I was delighted to open up Amazon and read all the kind reviews left for Portia, here are some of my favourites:
“Beautifully written book with such a great message for kids. I will look out for more titles by this fabulous author.”
“My 2 boys love this book! Beautifully written and great message behind the story. Definitely recommend”
“A fantastic read with an inspirational message that all kids should hear.”
Thank-you to everyone who has taken the time to post a review it really is the best present an author can receive. Although, receiving this festive depiction of the main characters in the form of a gorgeous Christmas poster, illustrated by the fabulous Elena Mascolo, is a very close second!
Thank you Elena your work always amazes me.