Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Teenage Anthem

I just want my freedom
Freedom of expression, of choice, of voice
I will not stay silent
I will not do as I'm told
I will not fade into the multitudes
Another face without a name

I am a square peg
            But you have only round holes
I would rather stick out
Than let you shave away pieces of me
            To fit your mold

I just want my freedom
My right to choose, to fight, to live
I will not stay silent
The world will remember me.



Alison Day
1997