Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Voice is...

Voice is
Personality
That je ne sais quoi
That makes you love
Your friends,
Husband,
Wife,
BFF,
They way they
Do that thing that makes you
Laugh
Cry
Angry
Happy
They way they
Do

Voice is
Taste
That je ne sais quoi
That makes you love
Your favourite food
Singer
Actor
Hobby
The way it’s not always the same
But it’s never different
The way you’re not sure
what you’ll get
But always know
What to expect
The way it means
The whole world to you
But something else
To Someone else

Voice is
Style
That je ne sais quoi
That makes you love
A fashion
A pair of pants
A skirt
A shirt
The way that
A piece of cloth
And a length of thread
Can give you power
Put a sway
In your hips
And a smile
On your lips

Voice is
Spirit
That je ne sais quoi
That makes you love
Your favourite book
Poem
Story
Writer
They way a turn of phrase
Sticks in your head
Like a child who puts his hand in the cookie jar
And can’t get it out
Finding humour
Beauty
Sadness
Love
Where there is none
And where there is nothing but
Colours, lives, worlds
In a single word

Voice is...

Yours


SPEAK!

4 comments:

Bee said...

I agree. And what a fine way to say it :)

Liza said...

This is wonderful! For a long time I struggled to define voice...and here is the definition...so beautifully crafted.

Marsha Sigman said...

This is wicked awesome. Perfectly said in your voice, Claire!!

E.J. Wesley said...

What a great post, Claire. Whatever voice is, you've got it. Really, truly loved it!

EJ