Poem: Gift Of Voice

The voice
A great and powerful tool
For good or for ill.
Use it
To build up;
To share;
To bridge;
To reach;
To restore;
To heal.
Do not use it
To tear down;
To break apart;
To sow despair;
To spread fear;
To provoke anger.
When I was young
I feared to speak
So afraid
I wet my pants.
As I grew older
I learned to speak
My first great fear
To be overcome.
Over the years
I’ve learned my voice
Its power
Its risks
Its rewards.
I use it now
To serve the Lord.
Yet even still
I struggle to master
Its depth
Its complexity.
There are times
I still fear to speak.
The voice can’t express
The fullness of my heart.
Thank God
For the gift of voice
The courage to speak.
May we use it well.
May I use it well.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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