how long will you stay silent
as your world view changes
and you see inequity all around?
i am learning to see through
the eyes of the next generation
how things i have always accepted
are a travesty.
filled with the fears perpetrated
upon me, i have remained silent,
accepting, and even inviting, the
perpetuation of the status quo.
opening my eyes is often
painful, but not as painful as watching
my daughter’s struggle with things
i was always taught to accept
silence is just another form of agreement,
i have a voice.
i need to use it to bring offence to the light.
yes…that is misogynistic…homophobic…prejudiced.
no…i don’t want to hear it. i do not accept it. I do not approve or condone.
your fear is your excuse but it does not excuse.
we are all one.