A Small Still Voice

A Small Still Voice

I want to sit in this corner
because there is no one to turn to
but I cannot
each time I think 
I might
for a second
a small still voice nudges me
"why are you here?"
"Did you forget where you come from?"
"Get up!" it said
"and breathe!" it said
"and continue."
So timidly I sat up
and crawled 
ever so slowly.
But the voice stopped me dead
"why do you linger
where you will not grow?"
"I have given you all you need
now go."
With that I found the courage to stand
steady and go about my life.

And as I made each uncertain step
that same small still voice led.