Did they tear your wings to keep you down
And did you fly to spite them?
Did they surround you throwing stones for breaking rank
And did you become their avalanche?
Did they cut out your tongue to stifle your truth
And did you shout it louder?
Did they cover your eyes to blind you
And did you see their ugliness?
Did they burn your fingers to ruin your touch
And did you soothe another's ache?
Did they deafen your ears to not hear their whispers
And did you learn to lipread?
You strengthen as they weaken
You cannot be contained
Take that which is owed you
You are not to blame
These things that people tell you
Meant to keep you in your place
They are fearful children
Learn to laugh in their face
Rise so far above them
Their retinas burned by sun
Be the thing they need to see
Make them want to run
Your threat to them is viable
You cause their world to quake
Self examination is painful
But you will not break