Speak Up

This silent lifestyle

Has been a blessing

And a curse

Vetoing my need to yell

In order to live

Without waves

Has gotten me nothing

But a hunched back

And skinned knees

Closed mouths and quiet tongues

Welcome in armies

To pillage away all your accomplishment

Yes, I feel robbed

Maybe I need to learn to growl

So you will learn, will learn

To see me, to step back

Remember that I am more than a body

To be shoved and trampled

That I am a person

With a name

And not a number for you to throw away

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