They Call Me Free

October 12, 2011
This is the love I lead
It's not a choice, it's not a crime
But a thousand protests later I still
Feel like I'm serving time

This ignorance is pure bliss for you
But you're making these walls close in
You can't lock me in that closet
The roof already caved in

Shout your bigot melody
Composed of bull-headed faith
The wool over your eyes is still
Trying to seal my fate

I wave this flag over my head
Six colors flying high
Regret's not in my vocabulary
The world might just stop passing me by

Keep me in your thoughts and prayers
Or spit at me and scowl
Opinions are opinions but
I can't throw in the towel

But shame hangs just over my head
As I remember how evil we are
We've walked ten thousand miles
But we still haven't walked too far

This battle is ongoing, though
I hope it may end one day
I'm having trouble thinking of
The words that would convey

The pain of true abandoment
The depression and the hate
The insults and disgusted glares
From the friends of yesterday

Hell is for the wicked and
The heartless and the cold
It's not for people who fell in love
Who don't happen to fit your mold

We march in time to the drums of life
Hands and heads held high
A call to freedom, hear it ring
The world's gonna stop passing us by

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Namaste said...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 10:11 pm
Keep writing....your voice is needed for the young people out there that are not so brave.....Im proud of you!!!!!!!!!
846Studios said...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 9:03 pm
Very well said, you have the makings of a leader.
genalaircecil said...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 8:40 pm
how refreshing to read poetry from a young writer! you have alot talent Piper. i read one of your poems a couple of weeks ago and i wanted to say...writing takes us places no one else can go☺ great work! ...keep writing, it's good for the soul.
tdevore said...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 8:15 pm
Your writing is inspirational, the voice of your generation, and you never fail to amaze and impress me. Great work! :)
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