Will you like me if I whine and worry and wail?
What if I blather on? And, take too long to make my point?
Will you hate me if I curse? If I lie just a little.
What if it's obvious that I'm S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G The Truth?
Will you feel annoyed if I ask too much? If the words I use are not my own?
Does my voice make you cry and sigh and cringe? Do I say too much? Or too little?
Do I make you want to STOP listening?
Please be patient with me.
My voice is my life. It BREATHES. It carries me forward.
Let me learn it. Let me use it. I don't want to be afraid of my own stories.