Freedom of speech 

It feels liberating 

To let the stream 

That lies in my unconscious 

Out to roam free 

Not caging me 

Or harming me 

Yes I am free

I can see that my voice has meaning 

It gives light to my fears 

And let’s others understand me 

Even hidden in the thoughts that plague me 

I see a shred of hope 

Someone told me never to lose hope 

And I have finally 

Caught that elusive ribbon 

And am slowly 

Rising above the water 

Instead of sinking deeper

And drowning