Raise a Roar



Enter life

Raise a roar

When silence is expected

Conformity the rule

Raise a roar.


Exit life

Raise a roar

Validate and punctuate

All that you existed for

Raise a roar.


Be heard.

And when I die

My roar is silenced

Make my spirit proud and cheer

As you roar

To validate I was here.









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21 thoughts on “Raise a Roar

  1. I think we have lots of validation, and you add to it constantly. Keep roaring!


  2. blindzanygirl says:

    Oh YES Colleen. We WILL raise a roar. This is SO inspiring. I think it will live with me for a while. I just LOVE this


  3. That felt amazing to read 🙂


  4. Ellen says:

    Your roar will ever be heard by those fortunate enough to have heard it, you are one of those even death will not silence. I’m sure it will be said of you : “She was one of the rare ones, so effortlessly herself, and the world loved her for it.” – Atticus Poetry. Thank-you!

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  5. Gorgeous finale. Our words are the imprint we leave behind.

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  6. Ocean Bream says:

    Oh how beautiful. ‘To validate I was here’. I adore this!


  7. Oh I love this, Colleen! Raise a Roar indeed..leave giant imprints on this earth! ☺️


  8. Ali Grimshaw says:

    I was just wondering today if I should be bolder in speaking out. I love this one Colleen. Thanks for reminding me that my voice matters just as much as any individual voice does.
    I appreciate your voice in this world.


  9. Debra says:

    What an inspiration you are, Colleen! I so appreciate your words and the spirit you share! xx


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