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(30th January 1973 / Kent, England)

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Voice

I am frightened of my own small voice
('But you have to use me, there's no choice')

I am anxious, every sound I make
(' Worried that you'll make a mistake? ')

I am scared of many words I say
('lucky I've not been scared away')

My voice sounds funny to my ears
('Arn't you used to me after all these years? ')

I should relax, this fear's absurd
('Too right, silly you, as i'd like to be heard! ')

Ok ok, so I'll make you my own
(' I've always been yours, every word, every tone')

So why was I frightened, it makes no sense
('It's not really me, it's your confidence')

You're right you know, my voice is strong
(' Now speak with your confidence, get her along')

Well thank you voice, it was lovely to chat
' I've come out of the brackets, are you ok with that? '

That's a good idea, and I'll fully embrace
It's time to place confidence into her space! !

' I agree: -) '

Submitted: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Edited: Saturday, February 23, 2013


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  • Dee Corpolongo (2/28/2013 8:41:00 AM)

    Excellent and such a fun poem! ! ! and...did I mention....sooo true! I love how you
    played this, with your inner voice! Very original and made me truly smile! Thanks~

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  • Nader Baheri (2/25/2013 7:49:00 AM)

    brilliant idea.the contradiction you concluded at the end is so great.~nb

  • Kelvin Owusu (2/25/2013 5:52:00 AM)

    a nice conversation a wise voice you speak to

  • Owain Glyn (2/23/2013 1:23:00 PM)

    You really must stop talking to yourself, people will think you're strange!

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (2/23/2013 10:09:00 AM)

    A fabulous poem of the VOICE.Enjoyed it.

  • Joshua Fegley (2/23/2013 7:32:00 AM)

    Interesting. I like it.

  • Lyn Paul (2/23/2013 5:30:00 AM)

    So clever Stevie, your talents are amazing. i think you should go on the talent show the Voice and do a reading. Maybe that will help or scare the pants off you!

  • Ruby Honeytip (2/23/2013 3:57:00 AM)

    You can talk to me anytime Gorgeous woman xxxxx You write beautiful, honest poetry xxx

  • Nasarudheen Parameswaran (2/23/2013 3:22:00 AM)

    A very nice poem o hesitation and confidence.

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