Passive voices, humming wishes,
hoping to be heard but in silence.
For there are duties to be performed,
and put up with inner violence.
Passive voices, stammering words,
dreaming to sing the opera tonight,
but will settle as a mear audience
and endure the perpetual fight.
Passive voices, whispering sounds,
hoping to find an ear too many.
Once again failed to be found,
by the seekers of passive, irony.