Words Spoken and Unspoken

Poetry is words that need to be said

It is words trying to escape

Poetry is strength when all courage has fled

It is words spoken

 

Poetry is what allows me to say, "I matter."

"Listen to me, I am here"

It is the frustration that simmers and the fear

 

"Look at me, I am here"

"I am the face of Immigration"

I have been wronged, more times than one

More times than ten

"I am the face of Gay Pride"

I have been wronged, more times than one

More times than twenty

"I am the face of Inequality"

I exist, I have been here all along, since the beginning

I have been wronged, more times than one

More times than fifty

 

And I am much more than that

Poetry has allowed me to say so, to speak truth

 

It is the message that has no barrier

It is words unspoken

It is words spoken

 

Poetry is my voice when I have no words

It is my words when I have none

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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