I speak life…to those who are dying & broken
I breathe hope – to them who’s hearts beat words unspoken.
I speak love…to those who are growing weary in they soul
I breathe back – into existence youth & dreams for the old.
I speak laughter…to those who are sad & teary-eyed
I breathe truth – to them who have only ever heard lies.
I speak liberty…to those for whom shackles are daily adornments
I breathe freedoms – made manifest to them what feels they haven’t earned it.
I speak low…in a still voice for those who will listen
I breathe my last – so caged mockingbirds have the air to keep whistling.