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That's My Voice

Dean Traylor is a freelance writer and teacher who writes about various subjects, including education and creative writing.


Do you hear the mighty river flowing?

That’s my voice, that’s my voice


Do you hear the fierce wind blowing?

That’s my voice, that’s my voice.


Do you hear the wings of an eagle

Cutting through the night sky?

Or the pounding of the wolf’s paw

On the hardened ground?


That’s my voice, that’s my voice.


Speak gently

With razor-sharp tongue.


Strength in voice

Is always the calm

Holding back the beast.


Quiet I am…

Silent I’m not!


So if you hear the river flowing

The fierce wind blowing

The eagle’s wing in the night sky

The wolf’s paw on hardened ground,

Always remember...


That’s my voice, that’s my voice.


© 2019 Dean Traylor


Jo Miller from Tennessee on July 15, 2019:

Lovely poem, Dean.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on July 09, 2019:

I really like this piece. I am not a great fan of poetry, but this one speaks to me. It sounds so native, so spiritual. There is truth inside.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on July 08, 2019:

I love the words to this. I particularly like the line 'quiet I am...silent I'm not!' Very true!

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