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Ancient tactics transfer to another century:
"Let's encourage fear to glue us into power.
Fear leads to silence.
Silence keeps them from fighting back.
What harm exists?"
Those who dare show true light through their cracks
Have more roads to travel down closed off
Than those who are truly ideal to "White Diamonds"
Or killing their smiles
By suffocating in duct tape
In order to keep their light unknown to others.
Speak to that person without knowing their special truth
And you understand all that exits their lips.
They give you their special truth to unwrap
And they suddenly speak in tongues untaught?
Too much duct tape and not enough paths to travel down
Might not just erase a "less-than-ideal",
But will erase a whole person.
Arnold Spirit ventures to a better school
And his true strength no longer cowers.
Winnie-the-Pooh starts as "girl" and answers to "boy"
And he is beloved by generations.
Ants discover their potential grasshoppers hid from them
And their fear gets fed by birds.
If they can have bright futures in their worlds,
Why can't the same be said
For the "less-than-ideals" of our world
When what they are punished for
Is having their labels from birth
Fall off on their own?