Little Voice

In a little voice
She says, “I’m OK…”

But I wonder…

It’s such a little voice…

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11 Responses to Little Voice

  1. mrsday75 says:

    This is so powerful in its small form. And it has me wondering who she is, and if she’s really OK, and if she is little, or if just her voice is little because she doesn’t want to be a bother, or.. Just so many wonderings.

  2. So much to wonder about in these few words. They draw me in. Who is she? Old? Young? Self talk? What are the circumstances? I try out different possibilities but in them all I keep hearing that little voice.

  3. elsie says:

    My heart goes out to all those little voices of students and the teachers who cannot reach out with a hug.

  4. lindabaie says:

    I don’t know, like others, who ‘she’ is, but I’m glad you notice and wonder.

  5. Terje says:

    Powerful lines. Sometimes ok stands for “I am trying to be brave.”

  6. Ruth Ayres says:

    What a powerful poem. It drew me in and I’ve been thinking about it since this morning, when you first posted. I like what Terje said — I’ll remember that the next time I hear “okay.” So glad you wrote!

  7. Leigh Anne Eck says:

    You have captured so much in such few words.

  8. Michelle @litlearningzone says:

    Agreed. So many questions remain. And what does “ok” really mean? I also like what Terje suggested …

  9. mandyrobek says:

    I’ve never thought to ponder the size of the voice with okay…okay has so many layers. Lots to ponder here in just a few lines. Thanks for the thinking moment.

  10. Ramona says:

    Your poetry never fails to inspire. So much thinking going on around that little, “I’m OK.” Pondering who the speaker is makes me think of how to give support to everyone who’s OK right now.

  11. crushlevine says:

    Oh, I am so glad for the invitation to read your words once again! What is unsaid in these lines is as powerful as what is said. The way the opening line is echoed (but not repeated) at the end is so well crafted. The feeling you captured will linger with me.

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