The Utmost Importance

The Utmost Importance by Valerie Parente

All I want
in the big scheme
is for you and me
to be able to speak
about how we feel
Where ideas are allowed
to differ in a crowd
without shutting each other down
with a buzzword to block the profound
just because one person has self doubt.
Because I might be bitter inside
from personal bad times
but that doesn’t give me the right
to say you cannot vocalize
all of your good times.

The right to speak
is the right to feel
and the right to feel
is the right to be
and if we can’t just be
then there is no point to humanity.

– Valerie Parente (11-4-2020)


One thought on “The Utmost Importance

  1. Sidharth says:

    Your words orchestrated emotions within me in a very beautiful way! Thank you for sharing such a majestic piece of writing. According to your convenience please do read some of my writings would love to know what you think about them.

    PS: Love the drawing that you made, Valerie <3


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