When I Have Nothing To Give

When the inkwell dries and my fire turns to steam I put my head down to scraped the hollow inside of my shell-

I am empty.

My worth is measured by contribution and potential, my opinions considered only when I can prove my agreement-

I am not the same.

If I am young, If I am liberal, If I am willing to compromise; I am weak. I have no more will to fight it-

I am insubstantial.

They take and take, my freedoms ripped from me, my beliefs mocked and opposed without reason-

I have nothing left to give.

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