Unsolicited Advice on Speaking Out

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If saying nothing is your tack,
Don’t sit politely and placidly back,
Waiting for others to speak their part.
For their part might not be your heart.

Perhaps you don’t want to be a complainer,
Don’t want to be the one to create a stir.
But don’t be afraid to get off the fence,
Or it will be assumed you have no preference.

So you need to speak out
To correct a wrong or false belief.
Or to prevent someone else’s grief.
So when asked your opinion, be polite
No need to get out a big sharp knife.
Simply remember this:
Your story will empower your life.

2014
JM Schneider

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