This is for You

This is for You

 

I did not agree
and was not afraid to tell them so

 

I did not accept their lies
and told them so

 

I had to investigate
and so I did


down booby-trapped lanes
across chasms of love
through satiated sex,
in tax forms and novels,
TV shows and magazines,
quizzes and leg wax,
and found nothing new

 

found I did not agree

 

And I was right

 

For that freedom to be who you are
I fought

 

For that freedom of thought you now have
I fought

 

For that freedom of speech you enjoy
I fought

 

And for you, my one message through
time to come is this:

 

do not agree

unless it is real for you