Words - A Poem
I always knew I had them in me
They would tumble through my mind
With a force, an insistence that I let them out.
And yet, I kept them hidden
Fear that they would mean nothing, ill chosen
My fear kept me silent.
Until the fear became my inarticulation
And it was ‘speak’
Or be crushed by a life of ‘What If?’
And the words became my hope, my joy, my belief
The words now form peaceful rivers in my mind
Giving voice to joys long forgotten
And I am free