Dissent, Humanity, Written


I can pontificate, prophesize
or philosophize.
I may rant and rave,
or preach and protest.

Listen as you wish,
but blame and shame me,
critique and criticize
is not a role to assume.

Think for yourself,
and not
to rebuttal or refute
what others would expect
one to.

Out of gilt, fear,
conformity or
implied purpose.

Think for yourself
and not for
the eyes and mouths
of others.

Or have we forgotten
how to even
think for ourselves.