My Voice

I wish I was brave enough 
To speak my truth freely
And fairly to anyone and everyone
Instead I'm tied tight
Bound to the chains of my own fear 
Is there a reprieve? 
Is there any way to be brave
Other than to just be brave? 
To stand out
As awkwardly and brilliantly
As anyone can 
To risk derision and remarks
To risk reprove 
Just to speak aloud 
My own voice
To be free

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