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Shut your mouth!

Don't you dare speak!

Don't you dare/ utter a peep.

You might hurt someone,

With those powerful words

Speaking the truth

According to you

Speaking your mind

Representing yourself

Come/ on

And shut all up

And censor yourself.

Censure your thoughts

Those unique sparks of lightning

Those grandiose expressions

Of individual

Of special

Of set apart.

Cage that natural power

See how long the tiger

Will let you

Play with its prowess

And mock its strength

See how long

The beast

Wild and active

By nature,

Will allow you

To will it dormant

Tame it into stupor

With one hand

While the other hand,

Bangs at its cage

Requesting it break free


See how long you can contradict yourself

Before you can't stand it

See how far you can subvert your destiny

Before your soul demands it


Pressure held in a bottle

Can only be contained for so long

Seeming calm on the verge of explosion

Is not always a sign that you're strong.

(c) July 2011 L. Ashwood


I forgot myself