There was once a cacophony

Of thoughts that were in other people’s heads before mine

A terrible discord of voices

Some loud and bullying, others plaintive and pitiful

Others I could not identify (that was the most frightening of all)

I thought I was losing my mind

But I could not yet hear my own voice

Or discern my own thoughts from the din

So I got very quiet and began to listen to all of the voices, one by one

Until I finally found my own

Now there is a symphony

I still hear many melodies in addition to my own

But there is music where there once was just noise


Inspired by The Daily Post Daily Word Prompt: symphony