Speak up!

What to say when you don’t know what to say

What to say when you don’t know how to say it

What to say when you don’t know how it will be received

What to say when you don’t know what the fallout will be

What to say when you know you should say something

What to say when you know you need to say something

So you go to speak but fear closes your mouth

You go to speak but fear stops the words coming out

You go to speak but fear stops you before you’ve started

So you don’t speak and you feel a lump in your throat

You don’t speak and now your chest hurts

You don’t speak and your mind berates you

Look what you’ve let fear do to you.


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