We are a taciturn people,
Only speaking our conscience when provoked,
We remain in silence,
Oblivious to the unspoken voices that dwell.

Unaware of the empathy that is lacked,
We drive ourselves to isolation,
Deeper into our confounded minds.

For the words we say never truly speak our thoughts,
The thoughts we don't say will never fail us,
Yet we damn ourselves to silence,
And we fail ourselves.