A soft closing of words – Candice Louisa Daquin

My latest poem for Whisper & the Roar.

Whisper and the Roar

When you are younger, everything is a challenge

I will not let them break me / I will fight back / I will survive!

as you get older you see

or you hear

or maybe it’s just a sense

in the air

or a turning of



clenching your heart

sorrow wells up

a pool from nowhere

upon which you see

no reflection

only the insubstantial flickering

of someone

trying to survive

skate even

on cracking surface

too thin for the weight of

all those doubts

shadows without names

time piled high

playing broken records

and though you skate fast

and nimbly

there is numbness in your effort

as if you wish to finally be



ice leaching your hot discontent

with page turned days

and ironed nights

into a drowning

of all the pain captured and glazed

within your center

where no-one looks

because adults are not

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8 thoughts on “A soft closing of words – Candice Louisa Daquin

  1. You flesh out inner pain like no one I know. You make pain beautiful…that sounds horrible, but it is true. How can I miss such beauty? Although, I am happy to miss the pain.

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