Please Don'tPlease don't Compromise what we say, for we will be forced into silence.
Please don't Erase the meaning, for we will not learn.
Please don't Neglect the few, for you will lose the all.
Please don't Search for the obscenity, for you will miss the beauty.
Please don't Obliterate truth, for lies offer us nothing.
Please don't Reprimand us, for we have done no wrong.
Please don't Shun what we say, for we dare to think differently.
Please don't Hide us from knowledge, for we need it in the future.
Please don't Impress your views, for we have our own.
Please don't Pacify our minds, for they yearn to be heard.
Shallow Homecoming QueenShallow Homecoming Queen
Diamonds like stars in a crown on her head
Nails done with care, a dazzling red
Light satin gown embraces her frame
Her night as a princess finally came.
Delicate and perfect she shines on the stage
Adored by the commoners, all her same age.
"To know her is to love her," everyone sighs
They've never seen the person behind those pretty eyes.
Her smile is fake; inside she is sneering.
She denounces them all, but no one is hearing.
They say "She's an angel, floating in place."
They don't know the truth behind that pretty face.
No kind work had ever rolled off her tongue.
How can anyone be so hateful, so young?
Her heart is malformed, rancid and black
But she keeps smiling, and they all smile back.
I wonder, as they admire her chocolate hair,
If they knew who she was, would they even care?
You can't see the inside, so it must not exist.
Only the beauty of the flesh would be missed.
Outward appearance is all they can see
So, at least to them, that's all there