As a naturally gifted poet, it was easy for me to accept my true calling after my discharge from the military. Throughout my Navy career I always felt the Divine Spirit tugging at my soul, guiding me to a place of refuge each time I was confronted with adversity and retaliation as a military whistleblower. I view my abrupt departure from Naval service as a Spiritual blessing in disguise. Had it not been for my “calling” my voice would have been permanently silenced. My mentor and Spirit Guide once said, "A voice unsung is a voice unspoken." My response to that affirmation is, "I now know why the caged bird sings!"