What can you do?
If you say anything, you're criticized.
If you do something, you're scandalized.
If you ask for freedom, you're told it's not free.
If you ask for justice, you're given grief.
If you look for empathy, you may be stabbed in the back.
If you search for help, you're told to grab a bootstrap.
If you want the truth, you'll have to wade through lies.
If you want unity, somehow you still have to pick a side.
If you show them your scars, they claim self infliction.
If you want to see change, it's time to move with intention.
If my voice is shaking, I'll still speak with conviction.
If my story bothers you, then YES you're the you that I mentioned.
If we allow this to go uncontested, how will we explain to generations
We had the power to change, but we settled for manipulations?
What will we do?