Secret Whispers (Image and Verse) by Sea-Change
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Secret Whispers

I feel I’m “She who must be avoided” in many people’s eyes
Always thought the worst of, no matter how I try
To be the best that I can be and do my family proud
But seems no matter what I do, fitting in is not allowed.

I sadly lack in confidence to step out there and be
The person that lies deep inside just waiting to be free
She’s been knocked back so many times, she cowers deep inside
Afraid to step out bold and brave, it’s easier to hide.

Secret whispers going on and no-one wants to tell
Just what it is, and so my life becomes a living hell
No chance to make things right and to correct what’s being said
Instead I’m left here wondering and told it’s “in my head”.

I know that I am not alone in feeling like I do
There are many others out there hurt by secret whispers too
So hard to rise above them, so hard to just ignore
It’s easier to hide away when you can’t take it any more.

Condemned, hung, drawn and quartered has been the story of my life
Being branded a “snob”, a “liar” and “negative” stabs me like a knife
I am not “She who must be avoided” and a trait I sadly lack
Is the courage and the confidence to step up and fight back

But fighting back is difficult when the problem is not known
Instead it festers out there from the seeds someone has sown
It’s become a vicious circle of which there is no end
Afraid to put myself out there, to be knocked back by a “friend”.

Secret whispers do not help me, because I’m not allowed to hear
That with which I have been tried and sentenced by my peers
Life becomes too tiring to try and fight those whispers every day
If people believe those whispers, they’re not “friends” anyway.

Secret whispers don’t help anyone, they cause many people pain
They turn sunny skies and happiness into sorrow and endless rain
Secret whispers are a waste of time, often based on lies forsooth
Tell me, am I so far off the beaten track or too close to the truth…

© Noelene Kuzman

Photomanipulation created in Photoshop
Credits -
Background – Fairiegodmother
Windows – raeyenirael_stock
Model – Rixu_stock
Curtain – hotshot34
Gossipers – kxhara
Textures – mariaromerobarbero, darkrose42, nac_nud,

Photo taken with a Canon 5D Mk ll

This Image does not belong to the Public Domain.
This material is owned and © copyrighted by me. Any reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of this work, for personal or commercial use, whether in whole or in part, without written permission from myself is prohibited by law. Absolutely no pinning. All rights reserved.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    A poignant image – brilliantly executed

  • Thankyou Kala :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Sea-Change
    Sea-Changeover 1 year ago

    Secret Whispers

    I feel I’m “She who must be avoided” in many people’s eyes
    Always thought the worst of, no matter how I try
    To be the best that I can be and do my family proud
    But seems no matter what I do, fitting in is not allowed.

    I sadly lack in confidence to step out there and be
    The person that lies deep inside just waiting to be free
    She’s been knocked back so many times, she cowers deep inside
    Afraid to step out bold and brave, it’s easier to hide.

    Secret whispers going on and no-one wants to tell
    Just what it is, and so my life becomes a living hell
    No chance to make things right and to correct what’s being said
    Instead I’m left here wondering and told it’s “in my head”.

    I know that I am not alone in feeling like I do
    There are many others out there hurt by secret whispers too
    So hard to rise above them, so hard to just ignore
    It’s easier to hide away when you can’t take it any more.

    Condemned, hung, drawn and quartered has been the story of my life
    Being branded a “snob”, a “liar” and “negative” stabs me like a knife
    I am not “She who must be avoided” and a trait I sadly lack
    Is the courage and the confidence to step up and fight back

    But fighting back is difficult when the problem is not known
    Instead it festers out there from the seeds someone has sown
    It’s become a vicious circle of which there is no end
    Afraid to put myself out there, to be knocked back by a “friend”.

    Secret whispers do not help me, because I’m not allowed to hear
    That with which I have been tried and sentenced by my peers
    Life becomes too tiring to try and fight those whispers every day
    If people believe those whispers, they’re not “friends” anyway.

    Secret whispers don’t help anyone, they cause many people pain
    They turn sunny skies and happiness into sorrow and endless rain
    Secret whispers are a waste of time, often based on lies forsooth
    Tell me, am I so far off the beaten track or too close to the truth…

    © Noelene Kuzman

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Wonderful poem and image to capture it!!

  • Thanks so very much Lynn, I really appreciate your comment :)

    – Sea-Change

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 1 year ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesover 1 year ago

    Wonderful image—and people can be so mean!!

  • Thankyou Glitterfest :) Yes, indeed they can.

    – Sea-Change

  • jammingene
    jammingeneover 1 year ago

  • Thankyou so much for featuring my work, I am thrilled :)

    – Sea-Change

  • George Coombs
    George Coombsover 1 year ago

    Excellent engaging work

  • Thanks for your lovely words George :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 1 year ago

  • Oooh, fantastic!! Thankyou so much :)

    – Sea-Change

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    01-27-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thankyou so much Kira, this is so thrilling and exciting :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesover 1 year ago


    27 January 2013
    Very powerful art and writing

  • Thanks Linda :)

    – Sea-Change

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