I’m tired of being tolerant
I’ve been a good little liberal Democrat.
When they go low, I go high.
I’m tired of tolerating
Racism, sexism, and bigotry
From the world
My friends…my family
They keep going lower, and lower, and I remain high
I’m tired of seeing some
Shocking, offensive meme
From someone I’ve known forever
And letting it go—
When they go low, we go high.
I’m tired of so many lies
Being passed as truth.
Even though debunking is easy,
Lies that fit agendas are preferred.
Of course, when they go low, I go high.
I hate the direction things are going.
I hate it to my core.
Except for “me too” and times up,”
We are sliding backwards
Down a very slippery slope
And I don’t imagine us rising to our peak again.
When they bring us so low, it’s hard to go high
I’m beginning to feel that tolerance
Racists misogynists, and bigots
Are not tolerant of me or my daughters
I can no longer be tolerant.
I will no longer be complicit.
I can no longer tolerate their low.
I am a card-carrying, Obama-voting, democrat,
RPCV, Americorps alum, feminist, human rights
activist, well-educated, single-mother
of two beautiful, young women of color.
If you didn’t know that,
You know that now.
I will try to keep going high,
But I will no longer be tolerant.