Tuesday, 17 May 2016

I Found My Voice

They told me to speak up
and then silenced me

They told me to be bold
and then caged me

They told me to fly
and then clipped my wings

I was afraid
and ashamed 
and alone 

I was dying inside until I finally understood


They wanted me to speak up
and repeat their pre-approved words

They wanted me to be bold
in being their clone

They wanted me to fly
tied to their rope

And then

I found my voice
And I found my courage
And I flew away...

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    1. I hope you are enjoying the freedom now!

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  2. Good stuff.

    An impulse to be poetic about such things hit me around this time last year. :)

    https://dswoager.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/the-dragon/

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  3. This made me tear up. This has been my experience with the church. Thank you for sharing. It's beautiful. I'm glad I flew away.

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    1. Thank you :) Glad to hear you found your wings!

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