For years my thoughts were silent
Trapped in the matrix of my mind
The only resolve, a pen on paper
Hoping to leave my past behind.
Having no idea how to share myself
With the people surrounding me
I started to write down my emotions
And finally set my feelings free.
Through family struggles and loss of friends
I found myself growing a voice
Once I started to speak my mind
I discovered I had a choice.
My point of view was relevant,
And what I had to say mattered.
I continued speaking my mind
And my silent persona shattered.
To this day I use my perspective
To assist those I can in need.
I grew as a counselor and person
Once my thoughts were finally freed.
I had to address my inner conflicts
Before I could truly help others,
It was crucial to develop my voice first
Before I could liberate another’s.