The Voice

Shel Silverstein

This is an excellent beginning to a unit on Transcendentalism and a good lead in to "Self Reliance."

There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
"I feel that this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong."
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What's right for you -- just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.