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The wail

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The night wasnt silent

The wind was violent 

But the main issue was the wail

It was off the scale


The river roared

The water soared

Hitting the ground with a boom

Still not covering the gloom


The wail was deafening 

Never silencing

The wail was in my mind

As the world isnt kind


I screamed and wailed

My friends all bailed

My sanity is slipping

My heart is ripping


They called my crazy

But it was kind of hazy

Like a dream

Awaking with a scream


No one could hear the wail too

This i knew

But i kept screaming

While they were all dreaming


Help me through the noise

Help me be like the boys

Im lost in this body

My rationality is cloudy


This girl is ‘me’

But its what i want to see

I want to be them

I want to be a him


Stealing my brothers sweatshirt 

But i still hurt

Because they still call me their daughter

They still see me as a toddler


Im to young to be a son 

But to old for eveything fun

Make up your minds

And putting me in binds


My dear mother

My dear brother

My dear father

I am not a daughter


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Jennifer T

Oh, how this brings back memories of an early childhood when I was thrust into a world of boys and had no idea how or desire to be a part of their world.  The wail. It was a song for me. 

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