For the past few years, my world has been closing down until it's become pretty much just Gracie and me, sharing our thoughts together. And I think it's time that changed.
this pain has split me
Wanting to express myself
to speak my mind with clarity
to take a stand on what matters.
But these days, honesty comes at a cost.
The world has fractured into two halves
as different as night from day.
And the people in my life
Who stand across the divide
Don't always like what I have to say.
Many have cut me off.
Now I find myself in wounded silence.
Afraid to take a stand,
Afraid to further offend.
But this is not who I am.
I need to find my voice again
And the courage to use it wisely.
Oh, I will speak up with kindness
I have no wish to wield words as a blade
To slice us further into Us and Them
But speak I must.
So even if you disagree with me
I hope that we can heal.