Free To Speak

I was silenced, but now Im free to speak

I was silenced for many years 
And through that silence
were many tears.

I wanted to be heard
when I would speak
But to those who were listening 
My words meant nothing.

I was tired of the silence 
And I needed to be free.

Free to speak from my heart
About those things that hurt me.

I tried, I tried
But everyone muffled me.

Then I became strong
And I opened my mouth to speak.

I spoke of the abuse 
I spoke of how I was misused
I spoke of all those things that
Bruised me inwardly.

I spoke of the pain
That no one wanted me to mention
Due to the tension 
That it would cause
Between myself 
And the people
Who tried to silence me.

Because I was being interrupted.

Now no one can stop me from 
Speaking whats really in my heart.

I was once silenced
But I am
Now Free to speak.

Written by Lakisha Louissaint

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