I Won't Go Quietly (poem)

I won’t stay silent You can’t hold me down Lock me up, shut off my voice I scream out against injustice You tell me be quiet Mind my own business I can’t, I won’t turn away As so many others before me You say it won’t matter My screams can’t change All these years of oppression It will only make me a victim too I say you’re wrong How else can things change Unless someone, somewhere Has the guts to try and change them

Copyright © 2007 by Kimber Krochmal

published in Forever Spoken

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