They Thought They Could Shut You Up!


It's funny how they think

They can censor your ideas

Your words

Even your thoughts

Making you a clone

Thinking your dumb

So they pick and beat down

Until they have you in their palm

Thinking you've crashed to the ground

Twisting on command

Who are they

To tell you

How to be

To tell you

What to think

To tell you

What to say

Find peace deep inside

Let your sun shine

Smile wide

Know in your heart

That you will never hide

Don't ever let anyone try and control you

They are just weak inside


Filled with hate

See you as prey

Fight till the end

Let your soul open wide

They cannot take your mind

They cannot take your pride

They thought they could shut you up

Make them think again

Scream out loud

Far and wide!

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Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi carolinemd21.

Well written hub with a lot of info and meaning in it.

THEY are all around us and it is so easy to give in. Staying strong is the best way to defeat THEM.

LOL Ghaelach

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Fantastic ! Here's to rising from the ashes like a phoenix to soar above all the oppressors in this world! This is such a beautiful and important message that must be shared. So that's just what I'm going to do.

Voting up and sharing.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Hi Ghaelach it's nice to see you. Great advice everyone should hear. Thank you. :)

Hi Shininggirlisheyes thanks so much for all of your support and sharing! I love the symbolism of the phoenix rising from the ashes. :)

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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

Get that primortal scream out there scream out there loud and clear. We are first and foremost individuals and what we think and say should stand for something. Too many today have the "herd mentality" and just go along with however someone labels them. That is how we truly become "sheeple"! Good write! ~WB

cleaner3 4 years ago

very nice Caroline .. very nice..!

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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Shut me up? I don't think so...

The Frog

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Ericdierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Great Hub, My youngest daughter wrote one quite similar as a Junior in High School Academy. I nurtured that fierce independence. She repaid me by getting on Honor Roll, becoming Student Body President and a full ride to Berekely. The reward was not the accolades, but the fact that she did it her way. Every young person should read your wonderful poem.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

very impressive.. yeah voted damn awesome!!!!

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Wow, You tell em. Expression is here to stay, come what may..Loved it..

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Very very good. Thank you. The only challenge in this is what will you do? Great things, I'm sure

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A true gem ;I truly enjoyed it.

Take care and enjoy your weekend.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

This is my fav!

Bravo for brave words spoken with no apology! I love it!

The picture is also sooo unique!

You go Caroline - 'far and wide' - i'm right there with you!

voting up and sharing everywhere, fb, tweet, hub, whatever i can

Thanks for this - smiling large!

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Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Awesome job -- "Be who you are" ...

to FLY = F.L.Y.

F irst

L ove

Y ourself

Great poem -- scream on!!!

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CriticalMessage 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Fantastic !!!

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Yes! Excellent, strong and loud! Be who you are and love who you are!

This is a wonderful poem of individuality and self-confidence!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. More power to the people let's continue to make ourselves heard. Great writing.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Hi Wayne thank you so much for stopping by. That scream needs to be heard loud and clear by everyone. Have a great day! :)

@ Hi Michael thank you! :)

@ Hi Frog lol nobody can shut you up and no one ever should. Thank you for coming by! :)

@ Hi Eric wow what a wonderful independent daughter you have! You must be very proud. Cheers to her! Thank you for your wonderful comment! :)

@ Hi Frank thank you very much! :)

@ Hi Ruby thank you so much dear friend. :)

@ Hi Mhatter the sky's the limit. Thanks for the wonderful comment. :)

@ Hi Eddy thank you so much. Enjoy your weekend as well. :)

@ Hi Leslie thanks so much for sharing and reading! I love your comment. :)

@ Hi Neil I love that FLY= First Love Yourself. That's awesome. Thanks so much for your comment. :)

@ Hi Critical thanks so much for your comment and for reading! :)

@ Hi Fpherj48 thanks for the wonderful comment! :)

@ Hi Gypsy thank you very much! You are so right dear lady. :)

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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

Nicely Done... I want to use it as my Catch-cry because THEY are always trying to Shut Me Up!! I don't know why.. but now I know that I don't need to listen to anyone more negative than me! Thanks for sharing your talent and spirit Caroline... take care.. PD

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Never let them shut us up. we can scream if we want to!!!!this is an awesome write.. wonderful poem..



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lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Awesome! Powerful message.

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coffeegginmyrice 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

I've been there two times and it really breaks my heart each recollection. Self pity...makes me cry all the time. You are truly right. "They are just weak inside-Jealous-Filled with hate-See you as prey-

They cannot take your mind-They cannot take your pride-They thought they could shut you up-Make them think again..."

Awesome. I love this! Sharing on my Passionate Poetry on Facebook. Thank you Caroline. Cheers!

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vonda g nelson 4 years ago went in.......voted up!

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JustWrite7 4 years ago from Dallas, TX

again, loved the words...

and i also loved the picture!!

you are fabulous...write on!!!

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Hi Pearl thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. ( You can't be that negative. ) :)

@ Hi Deborah thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time out to stop by. :)

@ Hi LoveDoctor thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. :)

@ Hi Coffee thank you so much for your inspiring words and for sharing on your facebook. Whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger! :)

@ Hi Vonda thanks a lot for your comment, vote and for stopping by! :)

@ Hi JustWriter your comment made me smile. That's a great compliment. Thank you. I am very glad you enjoyed. :)

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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

Very inspirational, thanks you so much for sharing this poem with us.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Cheryl! :)

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I love the message my friend! There will always be those who want to step down hard on free spirits; there will always be those who want to silence individuality. Bravo for this poem.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Billybuc! :)

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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

And theynever sgould! Great poem. True story. If only everyone understood! Up and awesome!

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thanks Randi for stopping by! :)

Della 2 years ago

I really co'ulndt ask for more from this article.

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carolinemd21 2 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Della. :)

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