You Can't Stop Me
You can’t stop me
From having a perspective
Even if it is inconvenient
Or contradicts yours.
You can’t stop my voice
From becoming louder
When it gets ignored.
The doors that swing in the faces of those
Who get overlooked
Are only temporary barriers
For those of us with the strength
Of a conviction that tell us
Not that we are right,
But that what we say is true.
My truth might inconvenience you
Or make you feel like you have to defend your territory
But it does not mean that it is false.
My truth makes you unhappy
Because you feel like the loudness of your voice
No longer matters.
That you might have to shout to be heard.
Or that you will be inconvenienced in some way.
And I understand fear makes some people take up arms
Against those who are less powerful than them.
I ask you to drop your weapons
In the name of peace
For the first time in your life.