The worst thing about not speaking up for ourselves
Is that we know it’s hurting us. It’s keeping us from saying what we really want
Even if it’s shouting into a void. Even if we don’t get the answer we want.
We know we are worth something deep down
And we’re afraid to show it.
Too many times we’ve shut up and put up
With accepting the arguments of others
And believing what everyone has to say about who we are.