Before I Speak

SheSpeaks, One Longfellow Square, Portland, Maine – Lael Couper Jepson shechanges.com
It's my turn 
To take the mic
Giving voice to the bravery
Dwelling deep where my story lives

I don't like to feel 
What's difficult
This standing here on stage before you 
Is the beginning of being

Willing to feel 
The fear of fear,
The anger of anger,
The doubt 


Taking a stand for myself
I grow
Beyond 
To touch the joy of joy
The truth of truth
And loving my voice

It is my turn
To be.

Published by jchmcpherson

Arts, Education and Writing

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