Discover Challenge: The Apology
I apologized for not fitting into
the mold that society laid out for me.
The “Land of the Free”
but only if my thoughts and vision fall into alignment;
if not you place limits on my creativity, chains to maintain the course of my liberty.
I apologized when my opinions
offended your sensibilities and the fragility of your insecurities.
You gave me the label of opinionated,
a scarlet letter in our society.
“Quiet your noise”, you said, “because opinions are unbecoming”.
“Just fall in line with the status quo”.
You would rather live what you know
than expand your thinking and take the opportunity
So I apologized.
I apologized for the truth
because the truth made you uncomfortable.
When it was a lie, even still,
So excuse me if I dont give you an apology.
Pardon me, I’m just no longer sorry.