I Will Not Hide

I will not hide who I am

Who I was born to be

Just because it blots your landscape

 

I will not mute my colors

Or dim my light

Just because your eyes are sensitive

 

I will not lose my flavor

Or relinquish my spice

Just because your palate requires a different taste

 

I will not dilute my strength

Or water down my spirit

Just because you have no desire for this drink

 

I will not walk with less confidence

Or diminish my flair

Just because you prefer me to be meek

 

I will not stop my torrent

Or calm my waves

Just because you want shelter from this storm

 

I will not stay in silence

Or censor my speech

Just because you have no appetite for my words

 

I will not lessen my love

Or subdue my passion

Just because you fear my fire

 

I will not hide