Your Voice, Your Words, Your Story

(Thanks to member Eric Radcliffe, who sent us this lovely poem, which beautifully describes the importance of each of our voices.  Thank you, Eric!)

We breathe life into words when written and spoken,

they become the expression of our vibration, for they speak of who we are, of the choices made, and of who we wish to be.

You are the sound behind the words that live in laughter and tears from the lessons that made us, taught us, when we faced and overcame our fears.

They become the words of innocence found in children

in their verse and rhyme, for they create, inspire, build the desire to Love all.

And of the words that should have been spoken, written,

but were left asleep, to lay deep, and later on for sorrow to follow.

To find your Pen, your voice, is to make your own space

It is standing up to take your place

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    Hridini Pandey
    Hridini Pandey(@hridini-pandey)
    3 years ago

    Beautiful poem!

    Melissa Taggart
    Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
    3 years ago

    I love the last line of the poem. It is something I have just learned to do in recent times. Beautiful poem, Eric!

    Carrie OLeary
    Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
    3 years ago

    I particularly like this line ‘but were left asleep, to lay deep, and later on for sorrow to follow.’ It really makes you want to put pen to paper before your words are lost in the aether. Thank you for sharing

    Susan Giles
    Susan Giles(@susan-giles)
    3 years ago

    May we all stand up to take our place.  Thank you for the encouragement.

    musing mind
    musing mind(@musing-mind)
    3 years ago

    Very beautifully written. The first line itself captures the whole zest. Thanks for sharing.

    Culture Dragon
    Culture Dragon(@culture-dragon)
    3 years ago

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    Sandra James
    Sandra James(@sandra-james)
    3 years ago

    Your poem really touched me, Eric. The last two lines are so inspiring – years ago I was discouraged from writing poetry by a cruel teacher. Thankfully, I found my pen, my voice and my space and I eventually stood up and took my place!

    Christer Norrlof
    Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
    2 years ago

    The beginning of your beautiful poem reminded me of the biblical statement, “The word was with God and the word was God.” As an act of creation, you say that “We breathe life into words.” That shows so much love, understanding and respect for the spoken and written word and makes me realize my responsibility for what I put out there. Thank you, Eric!

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    2 years ago

    Very well said, Eric. Very beautiful and full of encouragement. Congratulations.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    Reply to  Eric Radcliffe
    2 years ago

    Hello Eric, thank you for lifting my spirit. Yes, I will continue because reading and commenting make me free from stress and I am enjoying it here. 
    Hope your computer will be fixed soon.

    Linda Rock
    Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
    2 years ago

    Hello Eric, what an inspiring poem you have written. If there was one extract that resonated with me most it was ‘they speak of who we are, of the choices made, and of who we wish to be.’ How very true, our words are ours alone.

    Daisy Blacklock
    Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
    2 years ago

    What a brilliant poem! It is beautifully written and very inspiring.

    Shobana Gomes
    Shobana Gomes(@shobana-gomes)
    1 year ago

    Beautifully said, so inspiring.

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