Hold Your Tongue
No, hold your tongue.
I’m done with these excuses.
People out there are shrouded in hate,
people out there are shamed for who they are,
people out there want to kill themselves,
but you continue with your endless words
trying to coax people to believe in your excuses.
Now the world is against itself,
sending off labels to paste onto us,
even though "human beings" is engraved on our hearts.
We have people walking around on beautiful, sunny days
still scared for their lives because the monsters of everyday
still lurk around the corner.
Strangers feel the need to sound off everyone’s worst fears
by hiding behind a mask and typing the words to their faces.
Victims live their lives in a constant state of blaming themselves
because that’s what the voices all around say.
People pick the leafs off trees,
blinking their eyes thousands of times and hoping,
when they open,
they’ll have just a little bit more to survive.
Lonely souls who have been shown all their lives
that they’re meaningless
can’t begin to believe someone that thinks that they’re extraordinary.
So, hold your tongue.
I’m tired of being told it’s all okay.