by Talin Mari
How can I write poetry when I know it will be read?
How can I put words on a page that will be criticized?
Censorship is an unspoken weighted chain on a writer’s pen.
Censorship is the undesired halt of all creative beginnings.
If I write the words that must be read because they are truths,
If I write these words without any type of coerced inhibition,
Will you stop them from reflecting the world around us?
Will you change them to fit your own form of poetry?
My words belong to me…
My voice is my identity…
My heart pours out in words…
My soul drifts freely in poetry…