I’m not afraid to speak my mind.
My tongue is sharp, though not unkind.
I shock to make a point sometimes
I quote JayZ and Kendrick’s rhymes
I do not always fit the mold
I can react too strong, I’m told
My tone comes off too hard, too bold
Why can’t your voice stay calm and cold?
I recognize that my approach
is really di-ffer-ent than most
Whitepapers that are dry as toast
Are not my style. That’s not a boast.
In fact it is a problem often
“Yes, but please, you ought to soften…”
Women know this feedback’s common
Most heard advice that we have gotten…
The way we stand, we talk, we sit
The way our faces show our shit
The way our passion is too lit
When someone else can’t handle it
Well, I prefer my metaphors
My language candid, colorful
My Sentences scream hyperbole
With analogs and similes
Yeah, it doesn’t always land
And so will come the reprimands
Just take the feedback, understand
Intentions alone will not command
Respect. So I take it like man.
In the end, we all have ways
Ways we push, we pull, we praise.
Ways we talk and ways we lift
Diversity of style’s a gift
Sometimes our ways may not be best
That’s OK, don’t feel duress
There may be beauty in the mess
All our voices create wealth
So please bring YOUR authentic self.