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I overcame the fear of speaking up.

Joined: 12/28/2010
Posts: 26
Hesitation , buried in my throat
it wont allow me to speak
i choke on my tongue , frightened like a goat
I wont speak up because Im such a freak

The second person speaks without knowledge
everyone knows but listens
Then why do I hold such a grudge
Slowly as their voice deafens

It's in my nature , ive always been shy
I think before speaking up and then dont
It's better to comfort oneself in another's lie
I know the truth , but to let it out - i wont

Time was lost , as the leaves fell
I lost a good opportunity
There was knowledge , truth I had to tell
There's no point of - now- feeling guilty

Im dead , dead like a dodo
maybe i shouldve spoken up
Should forget what was long ago
There are many challenges left to face up

I overcame the fear of speaking
I overcame my frightened self
I overcame my usual freaking
I overcame the shyness in myself

Im now listened , not heard
Looked on , now seen
I overcame hiding , so absurd
Im now a confident teen

I believe in what i say
I believe in truth
I shut up the morons each day
I overcame my life's blackened tooth.

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