I am not afraid to speak my mind

Even though my voice is shaky

Tomorrow my thoughts may evolve and change

But this is part of being human

 

I am not afraid to speak my heart

Even though parts are locked and secreted

Emotions felt and written on paper

Fondly remind us of the joy in living.

 

I am not afraid to speak my body

Even though speaking causes pain

Recognition and healing of the hurt

I become self-actualized whole.

 

~Yen