With poisonous passion, they condemn
Forked tongues hidden behind passive smiles
Lips dripping with desire and flesh
Tasty morsels to tempt.
They strike with iron, burning fire
Demand of you your silence
Bind you in legalities and labels of hate
Accuse you of their very crime.
Keep silent, lest you be drowned out
By the loudest fools
With worldy wisdom they assault your roots
Lacing salt all the way through.
Agree or be hated, harried, maligned
And bow to the rules of popularity
Your conviction means nothing because it’s not ours
Be silent, fool.
I was not built for war
But I am a solider in the trenches.
I will fight for truth.
Your gags only Stoke the fire within my bones:
In every fibre of my soul.
I will not be silent.
“Always speak the truth; even if your voice shakes.”