I Can Refuse

I don’t have to accept your version of me,
Your interpretation of my reality
I don’t need your eyes to see
I can refuse
 
Don’t have to consent to your treatment of me,
Your understanding of how I am
That is the way things used to be
I’m not related to Uncle Tom or Uncle Sam
 
I don’t have to take your word for it,
Have no interest in your deals
Your mouth does not speak for me
I discern how I feel 
 
Don’t have to receive what you give
You don’t know what I need
There is not just one way to live
No reason for me to concede
 
I am full, overstuffed
Up to here
I’ve had enough
 
I won’t make room
Can’t back down
And ain’t gone’ let nobody turn me ’round
 
I have a say in who I’ll be
You may be excused
I don’t have to make room for you 
I can refuse

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Seeking to lead words and people to their highest and most authentic expression, I am the principal architect of a race/less world.

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