My mind goes crazy at the thought that someone gets to decide what is legal
Put ourselves on a high horse, behaving so regal
Step back, create morals, decide right and wrong
Condemn everything and everyone who doesn’t go along
A government with secrets that no commoner can know,
But we’re the ones living by their rules, expected to go with the flow
If you’re under 18, don’t you dare speak up
And if you’re not a straight, male, white, Christian, they’ve had enough
So step back all of you minorities, while the upper class pretends to help
Who know to get rid of you was the idea under their belt
Well in my mind it’s time to change, and education is the basis for life
So stand up next to me, and fight for the right.
I’m a seventeen year old girl, deemed ignorant by many
But it’s their ignorance that astounds me as they plot against me
I will run until I can’t, until all the citizens hear
That it’s time for change, and that change is near.
So stop blaming the president, your neighbor, the dog
Start being accountable for yourself, start clearing the fog.
Because while our government may be faulty, and our government less stable
That just puts you in a place where a change is welcome, and able
Talking is one thing, and writing is too
But standing up and fighting will show us the truth.
Acceptance is key here, even though we’ve gone blind
But a step back could reveal what we all need to find.
Love one another, regardless of beliefs
Because believe me when I say, everyone has different forms of grief.
If a law makes sense only to an elite,
Then it is time to be changed if we want to succeed.
Speak up whether you are young or old
Because it is time to change what the ones in charge are being told.
Together we stand, and together we fall.
But together we must find acceptance, if we hope to exist at all.