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January 28, 2015

I will not Hide. {Poem}

not hide

I will not hide who I am

Who I was born to be

Just because it blots your landscape

I will not mute my colors

Nor dim my light

Just because your eyes are sensitive

I will not lose my flavor

Nor relinquish my spice

Just because your palate requires a different taste

I will not dilute my strength

Nor water down my spirit

Just because you have no desire for this drink

I will not walk with less confidence

Nor diminish my flair

Just because you prefer me to be meek

I will not stop my torrent

Or calm my waves

Just because you want shelter from this storm

I will not stay in silence

Nor censor my speech

Just because you have no appetite for my words

I will not lessen my love

Nor subdue my passion

Just because you fear my fire

I will not hide

 *relephant:

Can I Get Your Attention Please?

~ Skylar Liberty Rose

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Author: Skylar Liberty Rose

Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock

Photo: courtesy of Leon Cato

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