Poem: “Hear My Words”

Hear My Words


A soul and free will to do things is a gift from God.

Abusing my free will instead of listening, I ended up in jail. I feel like a retard.

My family knocked some sense into me and made me realize I only have one life to live.

My life I’m trying to live, people try to pull me down, it makes me feel as slavery is still around.

On top of that, within me is peace, at war with a beast when you look into my eyes maybe you can see.

Anger is an emotion I see that will always be, but patience is there to tame the feeling within me.

To forgive and forget is the best way to learn patience, do you agree?

Things that I’ve been doing have been assisting to be one with myself, you can say I’m finding me.

Change is one of the biggest factors that helped me if you change for the better good things will happen.

Look at me, I’m not speaking, but you hear me loudly. Call it my silent voice. My poems are the ship and my words are the captain. 

I’m up all night arranging my letters to try to change the world because I feel no need for napping.

I watch as people hear my words and a lot of people they are attracting.


  1. Mary on November 23, 2010 at 10:03 PM

    Dear Free Minds Poet,

    Yes, I hear you! Keep arranging those letters and you will change the world!

  2. Nicole on November 29, 2010 at 8:37 PM

    Dear Poet,

    Your words do not go unnoticed. You have a strong voice, and you can be the change you want to see in this world. Keep writing.

  3. leah on December 3, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    This is just a beautiful line: “My poems are the ship and my words are the captain. ” — Keep up the good work, on yourself and in your writing. Most impressive!

  4. kassidilenae on November 17, 2020 at 3:23 PM

    Thank you for taking the time to share this! You are right; your words are powerful. I hope you will continue to write and encourage change in those around you. You have a voice through writing, and you are heard!


  5. Adri on February 23, 2021 at 11:58 PM

    Your poem is really thoughtful and I appreciate you taking the time to write it. I really enjoyed the lines:
    “Look at me, I’m not speaking, but you hear me loudly. Call it my silent voice. My poems are the ship and my words are the captain.” I really liked this comparison – I’ve never really thought of it this way, yet it’s so true. Our words can be very impactful and this poem has showed the influence in what we say to ourselves and others. Keep up the great work!

  6. Maxine Cassell on August 21, 2021 at 2:14 PM

    Dear Poet,

    I really enjoyed your poem and the words that you decided to use in your poem. “Anger is an emotion I see that will always be, but patience is there to tame the feeling within me”. I thought this was a very powerful line in your poem. Everyone has anger and some people can’t control it, but you having the ability of using patience to keep anger at bay is amazing. That line has a lot of potential for change, and I know thats exactly what you are doing with your poems. Keep up the great writing.

  7. Rahul on October 23, 2023 at 1:58 AM

    “Hear My Words” is a heartfelt and reflective poem that conveys the transformation and self-discovery journey of the author. It’s evident that the poem serves as a powerful outlet for self-expression and positive change. The analogy of poems being the ship and words the captain is a particularly striking metaphor. The poem’s message resonates with the idea that words have the power to inspire and make a difference in the world. Good job!

  8. Carleigh Gentry on October 25, 2023 at 10:37 PM

    Your words are so powerful. Life changing.

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