The words (A poem)

A small break from the pantoum, because I think this one says it better…

I am not a performer
I will read the words
but I prefer to let them do the talking

I do not need to raise my voice
I will read the words
but I prefer to let them shout shout shout

I do not need to be dramatic
I will read the words
but I prefer to let them do the moving

I do not need to be edgy
I will read the words
but I prefer to let them do the cutting

I do not need to be quirky
I will read the words
but I prefer to let them make you laugh

I do not need to be heavy
I will read the words
but I prefer to let them carry the weight

I do not need to be profound
I will read the words
but I prefer to let them ask the questions

Because I am not a performer
I will read the words
but I prefer to let them do the talking

(19 March 2016)