I feel like a child
Standing in a light
Everything so exposed
That I don’t even know
How to respond.
Sometimes we are the broken
Sometimes we are the lost
But honestly, we are the strong
Just at a very high cost.
We get the justice from our sacrifice
In the deeds we don’t complete
We do better to serve our people
When face to face we meet.
Told to kneel to the master one day
I told them I never would.
Grown, it was harder to intimidate me
Though they honestly thought they could.
They swore there was a devil in me
So they took me down to the water
Holding me under the water
Until I didn’t move anymore.
When they questioned my rebellion
I didn’t have a great answer
In all the course of humanity
I never made a very good dancer.
Lies were always elusive to me
The truth spews angry words at times
I felt like a little kid that day
Talking to a room of mimes.
There are women hidden in this world
No matter what you do, you cannot break
They buck the system, fight the fight
None of your shit will they take.
I felt like a child standing in light
With the whole world looking at me
I had to decide to make this all right
Before I began to flee.
I pointed my finger and nodded my head
Something inside me told me to fight
I screamed at each and everyone of them
Now I only scream at night.