My Naked Voice

My Naked Voice

A Poem by Colette
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When speaking to a writer friend about adding music to my words for soundcloud, he said "I like your naked voice."

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He said he liked my naked voice
that I don’t need music
I don’t need fluff
just the stuff that spills from my mouth

metaphors

They’re not really necessary
when you’re raw and real as me
but they can make delicate
the not-so-delicate flavors
of the PTSD that haunts me

The struggle is real
is what people say
but you all don’t know just how real
it is for me, and the reaper I keep at bay

Some people get kids
some people get cancer
Some people get kids
some people get cancer

I’m always the fantasy
rarely the reality
It’s flattering, but unfulfilling
FaceTime, but no face time

They all return to my hive
via body, spirit, text, private message
They never forget the taste of my honey, but
I’m out on the ledge, and they’d let me

jump

He said he liked my naked voice
that I don’t need music
I don’t need fluff
just the stuff that spills from my mouth

metaphors

I’ve had writers block
been seein’ too many pix
of too many….
and I wonder what direction I’m going?

I made it West
I did it.
I’m the hero.
Though I’m still looming
in the juxtaposition of beauty and peril

My voice somehow silenced
by the women who were friends
friends who wanted me dead
friends who took my compassion, and
beat me speechless with their violent words, and
life jeopardizing actions

I always have to smile
I always have to help others
I always have to hide my pain
I always have to hustle

Ride or Die

Walk or Talk

I guess I’ve been walking.
I guess I’ve been makin’ it happen.
I guess I’m surviving.
I definitely keep trying.

He said he liked my naked voice
that I don’t need music
I don’t need fluff
just the stuff that spills from my mouth

metaphors


Listen to the spoken word here:
My Naked Voice on soundcloud

© 2015 Colette


Author's Note

Colette
Do you think I should add music?

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Coco! I love photo on this poem...forgot to mention that a year ago. ;)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your Voice...beautifully Naked. :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I agree. I like your voice also. Amazing written and verbal poetry. I added your sound cloud to my favorite.Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Colette

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your review, and your feedback on my spoken word! Much appreciated!
Coyote Poetry

5 Years Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome.

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Added on November 19, 2015
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Tags: spoken word, raw voice, metaphors, non-fiction poetry

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Colette
Colette

Phoenix, AZ



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