you cut my tongue
took it to the morgue
to stifle my words;
you chopped my fingers
burnt them to cinders
to bridle my vigour;
yet my thoughts
cease to staunch
from fluttering out
Excerpt from my work-in-progress poetry book 3 – Check out Unbridled
Being true to ourselves paves our way to happiness. Know yourself + own yourself + be yourself = an authentic and happier life.
Saying how you feel and what you think is one way to keep things real.
These days some tend to think that the usage of demeaning and insulting missives is the only way to express themselves when they disagree with another person, however, saying one’s mind can be done in a tasteful manner devoid of virulence even if your voice is the dissenting voice.
You don’t have to swallow your words and drown in the noise of other people’s opinion, but in the bid to say what you think or feel you must search for that inner voice of wisdom and give that voice the chance to speak up.
Always remember that the way you treat and talk to others is not about them, but says a lot about who you truly are.