Freedom of Speech

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:08 -- Hailee2

Freedom of speech

Our very first amendment

But the one that is squashed the most 

If it’s first isn’t it the most important

 

We're not say,

Slander,

Or impose on others religion,

Or silence others beliefs

Yet this is what is we do the most

 

Are you famous? No?

You’re not important so shush

Are you rich? No?

So shush

Are you pretty or handsome? No?

Then hush your voice

 

Are you young? What’s your number? 

Younger than 18?

Then hush child, for you don’t understand

You don’t know the world like we do

 

As these people say this they stick up their noses

Cross their arms

Cutting us off

For we’re too young

 

And our problems are ours

Not important enough to be heard

But listen to their struggles

But you keep quiet because you’re just here for show

 

No, you can’t post that

It’s inappropriate

No, you can’t say that

It’s rude,

Unladylike

Ungentlemanlike

Harsh

Mean

Depressing...

 

The truth

The thing about freedom of speech is 

Expressing the truth

Expressing you

Expressing the true you

 

They don’t want to hear your cries

They don’t want to hear your suffering

Your pain

Your struggle

Your truth

 

Because deep down inside their pit of a heart

They feel it too

They know it

They see it

Heck they even do it

 

They don’t wanna hear it 

They don’t wanna see it

They silence your truth

So you don’t unveil their demons

 

And expose their real truth

So they quiet our truths

Make us feel small

When we’re actually 10 foot tall

 

So I ask what’s your truth?

What’s freedom of speech to you?

What is it to me you may ask?

Freedom of speech is

 

Me,

You,

It is your mind

Your body

And your soul

 

It’s your voice,

Your prayer

Your purpose

So the next time

Someone tries to silence that Freedom

Talk louder,

Sing louder,

Preach louder,

Believe more,

 

Scream it if you have to be heard

But speak your freedom and your truth

And be released from the chains

Of society that hold you back

 

This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world

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