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How many times have you stifled your comments, afraid of what others would think? I know it's a trend I wish to break...and so I wrote this poem to help inspire myself and others in the journey of expression.

Submitted: September 30, 2018

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Submitted: September 30, 2018



She stood from her seat of uncertainty,

But paused halfway, frozen by fear, 

As the voices and whispers of those sitting down

Ascended with haste to her ear.


One moment, two moments - finally three:


"Say something!" trembled her vibrating knee.

But her heart skipped a beat at the sound of the thought

And as fast as it could pounded out, "Better not!"

Then, before she could even utter reply

A curious twitching began in her eye;

And her hands, strong and steady a moment before,

Now sent droplets of sweat hurtling down to the floor!

"Whatever is happening?" she wondered inside,

And desperately wished for a way she could hide.


But, one moment, two moments - finally three.


She took a deep breath in her terror

And stood from her seat with one stroke;

And the voices and whispers at once disappeared - 

For in spite of her trembling, she spoke.

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