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If You Think...

You Can Stop Me, You Can't

By Cezanne LibellenPublished 10 months ago 1 min read
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If You Think...
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If you think

I will be silenced

By a hateful comment

By your oppressive views

(And you claim mine are oppressive)

The tables have turned

When they should be burned

Why must one view be dominant?

Why must there be a minority? An underdog?

You cannot force your opinions on others

I don't force mine on you

I express it when necessary.

And respect your right to express yours

And I expect the same from you.

If you're offended, then keep it to yourself

You expect that from us,

But you are allowed to speak against us?

I'm not calling out ideologies

I'm calling out hypocrisy.

"Decent" people are expected to remain silent

When passing things they don't agree with

You should expect the same from yourself

When reading this poem.

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Please do not be rude or hateful in the comments.

You will be reported.

You do not have to agree with me.

But you do not have to be rude either.

And I call out to those on Vocal who feel oppressed, whether you are white, black, Asian, male, female, young, old, straight, queer, or anything I didn't mention.

Raise your voices. Don't let yourself be silenced.

Thank you.

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About the Creator

Cezanne Libellen

I am an ailurophile, xocolatophile, linguaphile, lexophile, and a bibliophile. Writing is my passion. I am currently working on a novel. Subscribe and share my stories if you want to see more of my work!

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  • Cathy holmes10 months ago

    Well said, and I agree.

  • Totally agree with you. We can always disagree with people in a polite way. Loved your poem!

  • Real Poetic10 months ago

    Speak the truth!

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