Mouth Piece


Once, I was a man with a mouth piece
Who perceived himself
And who others perceived
As a loser, an outcast, a loner
Who did not fit into the normal world of friends
I have a mouth piece that may make a lot of people mad
Because I choose to use my First Amendment right
Of Freedom of Speech
But I also have a mouth piece
That brings joy and happiness to peoples’ lives
A lot of people love me
Because I have the courage to speak what’s on my mind

Never let anyone hold you back
And never keep stuff bottled in
You should feel free to let it out
Because you never know
If what you are holding in
Can change someone’s life


  1. Ryan on June 11, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Good advice!

  2. Mars on June 22, 2018 at 12:55 AM

    This is such a dope poem, I appreciate you expressing the importance of living and speaking honestly, that it’s ok to make folks mad as long as its truthful and with purpose of pursuing freedom. Keep speaking! This is amazing.

  3. Angel on June 30, 2018 at 5:18 PM

    An interesting idea with an important message. Maybe try telling the poem as more of a story as see if you can retain the message.

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