Am I “aggressive”? Or am I just firm?
Is our conversation “heated”? Or is it just honest?
When your discomfort comes for your neck
Don’t tell people I hung you.
You have been taught free speech,
But also, to fear it from a brown mouth.
You quote peaceful speeches
Only to conceal the assassinations.
I am tired of censoring myself
To protect other’s feelings.
My people, my community, are dying;
You are not the only one who’s hurting.
Politeness never gets us anywhere,
Sometimes you have to make people care.
So, when I make noise and raise my voice,
Please understand that I have no other choice.
Don’t dictate what I’m trying to do.
If this was all happening to you,
You know deep down
That you’d be angry too.