A Woman's Voice

FREEDOM ~ February 23, 2011 by Charles Betts


Full of imperfection, unaccepted by the crowd

Creating such frustration you want to shout out loud

So many inhibitions, self-esteem at an all-time low

No one explores your beauty, ‘cause no one wants to know


You’re not the same as others though you struggle to fit in

The way they step around you makes you wish you hadn’t been

Your spirit cries for freedom. You’re trapped within a cage

This body you’ve been given. It’s so hard to stop the rage


No one gets to know you. Stopped by their first glance

You and they both walk away, neither gets a second chance

It leaves you torn to pieces, so much you want to share

Surely there is someone who is kind enough to care


Life for you’s been nothing, so much kept within your heart

Your list of imperfections has kept you set apart

Oh to live and love and laugh it surely would be sweet

You have never known it ‘cause you hide out on the street


People walk beside you, they simply do not understand

Why you are so quiet and you refuse to take their hand

They don’t see the imperfections. The only thing that’s wrong

Is that you won’t let them in. You will not share your song


Please do not be a turtle, dare to step outside the shell

Take a walk with others, you will see that all is well

Make a friend of someone. Put your own list aside

Everyone’s got imperfections. You don’t have to hide


You’re just the same as others, and yes you will fit in

People will surround you and they will be your friends

Your spirit will know freedom when you step outside the cage

With the body you’ve been given. There‘ll be no need for rage


A poem By Charles Betts

August 30th 2006

Thank you Charles. I just received this beautiful poem from Charles and I felt the inspiration to share it immediately with all of you.  This Friday,  February 25th,  I will be posting a book review on the novel  “Come To Me”  by Christian Author, Laura Davis.  I hope you will take a moment to stop by and read it.



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  1. hope_rising said,

    O my goodness.. what a beautiful poem. I just love it. I have already read it a few times.

    I love this line

    Please do not be a turtle, dare to step outside the shell
    Take a walk with others, you will see that all is well

    just beautiful!

    LLL from HTH !

    • Charles Betts said,

      Hope; Thank you for the kind words. it pleases me well that you are able to catch the theme. I have kept these poems mostly to myself for years, only passing them out to people at my church. I thought I would take a chance and share them with others to gauge their relativity and to see if others were touched by their meaning. Thanks again for your words, Charles Betts

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