They taught her the value of silence.
A silent thought can never be used against you.
By your own mind.
They taught her to walk with her head high.
Soft steps on wooden floors.
Yes, she was very gracious.
She choked on grace.
They called it essential.
She called it a chore.
Sullied her thoughts,
She’d died from the drudgery that her life became were it not-
For the thought.
The idea that these novelty thoughts could in fact take flight.
They could be more than lofty ideals
Character traits to embody,
Removing the shackles of expectation,
Charting her own course.
Unencumbered, watch her soar.