September 1 - September 6
I will not be quiet.
I will not tuck in my tail.
I will not be shamed to silence.
I will not be afraid to yell.
I will not let my social status
restrain the truth of my lips.
I will stand up for myself
even when my fear resists.
I will not let my bad experience
taint how I feel about others.
I will not let you stand as innocent
while I rattle, run and take cover.
I will own my emotions,
they must be expressed.
Locking them in the inside
only causes my soul duress.
I have a fiery spirit.
My sentiments run from beginning to end.
Sometimes they become my enemy.
Most times, they remain my friend.
They run intensely the full gamut.
They frequent many channels.
I will not let any living being
convince me they don’t matter.
That does not give me free reign
to spew them all about.
It gives me the responsibility
to at least speak when I should shout.
Owning how you feel inside
is only how you begin.
with your discoveries
is how you secure yourself to win.
"Soul Ownership" is an excerpt from
Role Reversal: Turn Pain Into Power