Say It As It Is - Poem by Ralph O'Grantson
open your mouth wide
say it as it is
they might take out your teeth but smile
and blow to them a kiss
why do ye the truth hide
and now create all this
The quarrels with family, the pain, the agony
while truth cries out from the abyss
i just hope i can be
as quiet as a hiss
but that is just not me
not a word will my mouth miss
so i'll open my mouth free
and say it as it is
you call me a boar in my absence
but your smile's so broad in my presence
why don't you tell me what you think?
I think im right, the other isn't
but saying this will just grant me prison
why can't i tell them what i think?
Its now or never
stand proud or cower
and tell it as it is
our mouths are our power
we're poets remember?
so say it as it is.
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