In Your Voice

Inside the rich cocoon of sound
Within the ringing tones around
Between the accented offbeat notes
On top of the tongue that boasts:

The harsh consonants of gutteral voice
The long vocabulary used by choice
The sarcastic tone of a two-edged sword
Thick liquid tenor to praise the Lord

Cold icicle breath to cut us off
Warm chocolate smile for the laugh
Cynical twist for hurting us all
Loud deepness like a brick wall

Never change your beautiful voice
Do not despair; always rejoice
It will be the one thing I'll always remember
Today, tomorrow, now, and forever.