Speak Up, Speak Out

Speak Up, Speak Out

silence is emptiness

emptiness left by our own inaction

inaction leads to no where

Speak Up, Speak Out

nothing said is nothing done

why wait years

Speak Up, Speak Out

do not let your voice be silenced

do not hide

do not let them do these terrible deeds

do not just accept it

Speak Up, Speak Out

that is not "just the way it is"

that is not "nothing to concern people with"

that is not "unfixable"

Speak Up, Speak Out

why stay silent when terrible things happen

to women, our mothers, our sisters, ourselves

Speak Up, Speak Out

for all those who cannot

or feel they cannot

to help feel they can

to show their words matter

Speak Up, Speak Out

against rape

against sexual harassment

against hate crimes

against what you believe in

Speak Up, Speak Out

Speak Together

WE WILL BE HEARD

WE WILL NOT BE IGNORED

WE WILL NOT BE PUSHED ASIDE

WE WILL STAND FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE

we will

speak up, speak out

This poem is about: 
Our world

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