I took the blame for more then one
and was singled out for what i had done
spoke up for right was put down as wrong
and so pen the words in poetic song
If you are courageous and you are
speaking out will carry a scar
not letting the crowd bully their way
will have a price for which you will pay
If you speak out, I'm sure you may
others will surely have their say
call you names and put your aside
tell you your wrong and full of pride.
Yet if we are silent before the wrong
Freedoms would die out before too long
Only the bullies will rule the day
The meek, the hurting will have no say.
We are the ones who can heal or hurt
Help others rise or feel like dirt
We can choose the path that we will walk
Choose to be silent or choose to talk
If others are wronged before our sight
Will we be silent or be a light?
Will we be willing to take some shame
defending the dignity of anothers name?
Just thought I'd write for it seems to be
There should be a voice for equality
That somehow people should rise and say
"Everyone has rights, don't take them away"
A contribution by: Joy Pachowicz