I can't tell if the war between
acceptance and fear is raging
around me or inside of me.
Cries for peace surpass my lips, but
my voice isn't loud enough.
With so much to say,
who would care to take heed?
My ears are ringing
as I am about to take my first step.
A voice of light is all I ever wanted to be.
But suddenly my mind holds me back,
"You are not enough."
I am only one person
and I alone cannot change a world
that will not listen.
Now I write this truth out
in words that jumble together like silent prayers.
My heart aches to stop the war,
but I am stuck on paper.