I sit with words to say but instead I’m met with silence
Shut out for my "ignorance" and denial of my intelligence
All I get to say is silence
They tell me I don't know, like I don't see it day by day
The cruelty of the world that they have made to be this way
They say that I can't decide because I am just a child
But they're probably just trying to hide the fact
That they were all too wild
They made some bad decisions and took some wrong roads
So now I have to be the one to bear those heavy loads
They don't realize that I observe
The last bits of good wishing to preserve
They've stripped it all away
And taken what innocence was left
They call it the "real world"
But it was really just their theft
They've taken our love, and care, and joy
And will use any excuse to continue their ploy
The silence is deafening and the darkness is densing
Because all our words are worth is silence
Why am I rejected just because of my age?
Why do they trap me inside this little, tiny cage?
They block me out and push me down
And in their words I begin to drown
It goes deeper than bullets and knives
And tries to tell us how to live our lives
What is hope if they have wrath?
It's hardly anything if you do the math
The walls are crashing in
Their words are becoming truth
And that's how they start to poison our youth