Let the Words Echo – Speak Out
By Shawn Ashman
I will not shut my mouth, please don’t ask me to
I will talk up, I am not afraid of you
The time has come, the season is here
Lets put an end to this, endless pain and fear
What you have done; continue to do, is a shame
You batter and vandalize women and puncture their veins
Scald them with hot water because they don’t do it your way
“Cow” them down, and tell them exactly what to say
That day has passed now, I am going to speak
I will tell the world about your ways, every day of the week
Don’t think I am afraid to go global with my voice
I am gonna let everyone know that this is my plight
How could you rape me, force me against my will?
How could you tell me, not to take the pill?
How many more children are you gonna sweet talk?
Are you gonna continue to “lay-wait” them in the dark?
I am gonna tell my mother you nasty fool..
I am not here for your pleasure, allow me to go to school
I am a person, with my own life and gains
I am gonna report you, if you ever come near me again
I am not taking this no more, I am going to speak
I am not your beating stick, I am strong, not weak
I am gonna tell someone of this maddening pain
I have nothing to lose and so much to gain
Let’s join hands and testify, bawl out over the fence
We don’t have to go in court, let us use the video conference
Let us use technology and stop this useless pain
Let us unite and support our women and children