John Marsden Writing Topic #184

The long and winding road (The Beatles)**

#Even though this is the ‘Topics for Short Stories’ category, I felt this poem about how I feel about my life so far, fitted this topic

Hear My Voice

I’ve been a good girl,

kept my head in the books

never relying on my looks

but at what cost?

For eighteen years I’ve aimed high,

let love turn a blind eye.

Enough is enough,

I want to find love!

It’s what I need,

it’s best for me,

I’ll raise my voice

for this choice.

 

Do you not like the volume of my voice?

Do you not like the sound of my voice?

Do you not like that I have a voice?

 

I’ve been a good girl,

I found my dream,

worked hard, constantly trained

I had my ups and downs,

tried not to throw it all away.

After a long road, I found a role

I thought I had fulfilled my soul,

but not every dream

is as easy as it seems.

Enough is enough.

I want to grow!

I want to explore!

My dreams could be so much more!

It’s what I need,

it’s best for me,

I’ll raise my voice

for this choice.

 

Do you not like the volume of my voice?

Do you not like the sound of my voice?

Do you not like that I have a voice?

 

I’ve been a good girl,

never rebelled,

at the cost of finding myself

I wonder what would I be

if I made a few mistakes

if only I wasn’t afraid

that they would seal my fate.

Enough is enough!

I want to breathe and just be me!

It’s what I need,

it’s best for me,

I’ll raise my voice.

 

Will you ever like the volume of my voice?

Will you ever like the sound of my voice?

Will you ever like that I have a voice?

Will you ever accept that I need choice?

 

 

**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.

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