Let me say my piece.
I want to just flow,
not caring how others perceive what I am saying,
not worrying if I'm offending anyone.
Letting go of my desire to have people think
I have it all together.
I want to expose my character and my confusion
my profoundness and my pain
my intelligence and my insanity.
I want to analyze every idea in my brain.
I want to talk until it all makes sense.
Sometimes, I don't know what I think
until I hear what I say
I want to say how I feel.
I want to talk myself to tears; of joy,
of pain, of love.
I want my soul to open up and transform all of its
contents into the spoken word.
I want to hear myself say it; all of it.
I don't want to write it down,
put it in a poem, or
keep it all bottled up inside.
I want to talk for a change.
I want to verbalize and vindicate.
I want to discuss and divulge
I want someone to listen.
Not counsel or comment,
Not interrupt or interpret,
Not justify or judge.
Just listen intently,
let me say my "peace".