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“rude”

“annoying”

“bitch”

“obnoxious”

“awkward”

“unapproachable”

“unpredictable”

“Loud”

Having been raised by an educated mother and pursuing a career in writing, words have become quite mundane.

In particular, these words,

are quite familiar.

To me,

It does not matter whose tongue they escape

a bitter taste

is left in my mouth.

Swallow. Smile.

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People tell me to be quiet

but whispers don’t echo

your choices.

My voice is not less.

God forbid

When you start talking

Someone will listen

Listen to the will of someone-

Thoughtful

Compassionate

Honest

Genuine

Eager

Friendly

Comfortable

Ambitious

​SIERRA HOBSON is a blogger for Videtteonline.com. Contact her at srhobso@ilstu.edu. Follow her on twitter @hobson_sierra.

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