It’s easier to just stay silent
When you know your tongue slips like a knife:
How can you expect to do the right thing,
When you’ve never done so all your life?
Yes, best to just stay silent;
Best to just stand still.
How can you hurt anyone
If you have only time to kill?
But the words build up inside you,
And eventually come out;
Whether it be in little whispers,
Or in one painful shout.
And then, what will you do?
Do you slink back to the silence?
As for me, I must believe
There’s some way to speak that’s not in violence.