Vocal Tension

I’ve heard about you

How you linger and lurk

You latch onto your victims so heavily

Leaps of faith become walks

Walks into crawls


I’ve experienced you, I know you exist

Your small voice like a whisper

Becomes gradually louder when
I resist


Yes, I recognize you anywhere

Tugging away, going back and forth

Taking so much energy until

There is none left for me

I’ve known you too long


It took me a while to realize

I have the power to expose you

For every time you screamed NO

Every second you forced me to hesitate


I’m moving on without you

I ponder no longer , I’m taking my strike

I’ve found the best way to rid you from my life

Release that grip on me

Open the door, I shall SPEAK






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