Quiet Speech

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 09:45 -- Freed

Quiet Speech 

By: Foy Reed


holds breathe while trying to blend in,


Like a lamb in wolves clothing I hide.

Surrounded by family and friends who can easily turn 

to strangers and foes.


Reframe from speaking, reframe from expressing my anxiety and 

shame- yet my joy and pride.


Play the part as if you’re on stage in your own reality.

Quiet don’t speak your truth to those who calls you a lair.

Quiet don’t speak your truth when they can’t understand. 

QUIET don’t risk losing everything for simple freedom.

For the future is not promised.

So Speak,

Speak to release your truth.

So Speak,

Speak so they can see your best.

Speak so they can see your happiness.

So Speak,

for faith comes from words of validation.

So Speak,

For luck comes from changes.


Like a sun radiating on the earth.

So Speak 

Releasing breathe as if coming out of water.



This poem is about: 
My family
Our world


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