Rebel Yell

I lived
too many years
in eloquent silence
playing something
into nothing
for the preservation
of others’
gold-leafed memories
denying myself
at the cost
my soul

I will no longer be silent
I will no longer carry another’s shame

this is my call
to arms
I will etch my truth
in black ink
and blood
carry strength
on my skin
declare war
on the former rules
of engagement
and from my depths
release my
rebel yell

© 2017 Revised 2019 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All Rights Reserved








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