Voice: a poem

Penny Walters wrote this poem as part of a poetry workshop run by our poet in digital residence Matt Sowerby.

i am hidden small and dainty
issues with health and motivation
my world is crumbling around me 
my pain is hidden from all to see 
but i have one thing 
i have a voice
abused and berated downcast
shunned by government and society
unloved and forgotten 
but i have a voice 
i use my voice 
loud and clear 
shout and scream
for all to hear
more articulate more knowledge and more motivation
i am here to help to use my voice 
to speak up for those who cant 
who are hidden like me 
who feel that there is no hope 
i have a voice 
Penny has been speaking out about her experiences through our Food Power programme. Click here to read her story.

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