Poem: Sing my Melodies – 07/07/21

Too easily influenced
by voices all around,
inside my heart bursts
into song,
its words begging to
be allowed,

what is wrong with
expression,
is mine such a terrible thing?
Cool quietness,
I’ll smile from the wings.

This is now all for me,
need not put on a show,
I’ve done so many years,
so forthcoming,
and these were solidified in rough stone,

wrought with embers
and rich lava flow,
my youth, my demeanour,
explosive,
angry retorts thrown.

But listen to this heartbeat,
why, I needn’t,
shouldn’t have to make amends,
amenable, sure,
perhaps,
won’t you guide me,
open palm, welcoming hand,
and show me a world I’ve
so yearned to see,
vibrant, ecstatic,
won’t I be allowed to be me?

Freely, oh, freely,
let me sing my melodies
with shyness then
exuberance,
a confident, strident ease.

© 2021 Lauren M. Hancock. All rights reserved.
Photo by Marcelo Chagas on Pexels

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