Voice

I want a voice
That makes God stop and listen.

I want a voice
As visually expressive as sign language.

I want a voice
That makes heroin users
Give up the needle and spoon
To get high on vocabulary.

I want a voice
That ricochets
From person to person
And makes each one
Sting from the truth,
Empathy
And recognition.

I want a voice
That shakes down cancer
And gives me
It’s change.

I want a voice
That drags nails
Down chalkboards,
Reverses,
And returns ocean wave rhythms.

I want a voice
That speaks riddles so deep
That when solved
Bring tears of gold.

I want a voice
Like sustenance
For emotional famines.

I want a voice
That terrifies
Oppressors everywhere.

I want a voice.

One Response to Voice

  1. Nick_SBJ says:

    Now, that’s a damn good poem!

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