Sssh!

Sssh! 
No one wants you raw
No one wants you all messed up and confused
No one wants you broken
No one wants you speaking
They need you proper
They need you quiet and happy
They need you sure of yourself
They need you passionate and optimistic and unbroken
When you are all raw and loud and speaking
You shake the core
You shake the status quo
You remind them of the unsolved
So let’s all pretend for now
No one wants ruffled feathers
Let’s live in peace, love, unity…
Let’s be optimistic
Let’s shun the broken together
And instead let’s hail our system for its unbrokenness…
Let’s wait for someone courageous enough…