they/them | 6.2.2020
genderfluid | christian
this one is really important to me.
i'm white. there's nothing i can do to change the fact that because of my skin color, my voice is held above others. it makes me so angry. i have a hard time writing and talking about it because i feel like i'm not the one who should be -- i'm not the one being pushed down, being oppressed. in a way, i feel like if i am talking, someone else is being forced to be silent, and that's not okay.
but a while back, R.j.Elsewhere wrote a call to action (it has since been taken down) and that made me start thinking. i'm not helping anything by being silent. there's a better way; to use my voice to make those who haven't been heard louder. to get everyone to shut up and listen for a moment to the people who really matter. maybe that's my role.
this poem is working through these thoughts and feelings. this is really important to me, as i mentioned above, so i would really appreciate reviews and comments with constructive feedback. i'm considering this for a competition, and i want to make sure it is in no way offensive to anyone. please please please give me your thoughts. i would love to have a conversation with anyone who wants to chat about it.
hope you're all well, wishing you the best <3
Written By: Paisley Blue
July 23, 2021