This poem is based on a prose piece I wrote for a creative writing class.

My Voice

With me,

Written

Is stronger

Than spoken.

Spoken is light

With few words of strength.

Written has the strength

And demeanor

That no would associate

With me, the listener.

In my youth,

My spoken

Contained fillers,

But was never

As formal

As my written.

My written

Shows the academic writing

From my life.

Above my spoken,

Above my written,

My inner voice is strongest,

Creating stories of worlds

That are far-flung.

It drove me away

From the fact

Of no friends on my block.

It is the one I value

To this day.