You Have a Voice Made for Using

Within the caverns of your throat

Lives a potent force

Fueled by the power of your belly

It commands attention

It calls to action

It expresses truth

And it’s known as

Your voice

Some voices are louder than others

While others have more of a softness to them

Some voices come across passionately

While others have more of a tenderness to them

No matter the difference in each human’s voice

It’s still a voice

That’s there to be made use of

Your voice is yours to communicate your needs

Your voice is yours to share your desires

Your voice is yours to convey your passion

Your voice is yours to assert yourself

Your voice is yours to articulate your love

Your voice is this and so much

More than anything else

Your voice is yours

And contrary to what you might believe about yourself

You truly do have a voice

Even if right now it feels a little mute

Perhaps toned down

Or unexpressed

Whatever it is

It lives within you

Waiting for you to wield it

For what is it to have a voice

If we don’t ever make use of it?