Speak Up, Speak Out…Shout if you have to! Is the slogan that Random Thought created as a focal point of inspiration for numerous Open Mic and Spoken Word Poetry events throughout the St. Louis Area. Within these pages are not only words but they are experiences, dreams, obstacles… and testimonies of triumph. Throughout our lives there are things that we keep inside that we should Speak Up about. There are situations and injustices that we should Speak Out about. Then there are times when we speak and we still can not be heard…at that time I suggest you shout if you have to! Poetry is life and Life is Poetry, so step outside your box, claim your victory as Random Thought has done poetically. The Stage is set…Speak Up, Speak Out…Shout if you have to! Let your voice be heard.