[Performed at #offstageamsterdam at Vondelbunker, 15.09.2018]
What happens When you are silenced Ideas fight Thoughts escape Words stranded -- A broken one On the tip of the tongue. Only an opinion counts -- Not your own Others, others talk And you listen Others, others argue And you stiffen What happens When you are silenced You hear everything Your voice, stolen All the questions You cannot answer Directed at you But others will respond it for you. Whatever I choose to say It would not have come out right anyway I will make it worse I will make it better The words stuck -- A broken one On the tip of the tongue. What happens When a writer is silenced It is the best thing that could happen I will not say a word Because you listen to your own. Words are my forte My weapon of love Of mass destruction I will let the truth That words cannot translate Speak for me instead.