written for Writhing Challenge Contest January 2010.


Shouting children

Flitting around under Teacher's gaze

Playing and fighting as children often do.

Swinging while lost in thought,

One girl is enjoying the moment

Suspended in the air.

Other children run past,

Saying, "Come with us! Play with us!"

But she cannot hear.

Some consider her deaf

(she never listens

or speaks, herself)

But she knows better.

She cannot hear them talk,

But she can hear them sing.

For all she ever hears is the music.