While my social media may be jaded
With a hint of warmth
Or a dash of saturation...
While my speech at school consisted of
My sitting in silence and swallowing
Every sermon I learned...
While it took me until my last year of high school
In a conservative and religious place
To learn that I do not need to filter myself
Because my ideas are bold and my opinions are great.
Trying to figure out everyone's filters
And apply them to me,
I should be proud of who I am
And speak honestly.
So No Filter:
I talk too loudly, my laugh is obnoxious, I like to have fun with my friends.
I want to create music to repay the melodies
For saving my life when no one else did.
I want to stand tall and speak of equality,
For women and men, race, and sexual identity.
But if I muttered those words at my school,
I'd be cast out and labelled as a sinful fool.
In about two months, I will be free
I will emerge victoriously.
And the picture I post that day will be beautiful and great:
Hashtag, "no filter", just me.