Tuesday, September 7, 2021

On Speaking Up


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. 

Too long, 

this pain has split me 

in two.

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.

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