One day I'm going to shut my mouth for good,
and never say another word again.
Goodbye to telling people what they should
and should not do, and how, and where, and when.
No longer will I worry if my voice
is heard or not, respected or ignored.
To offer my opinion is a choice
I will not be expected to afford.
I'll listen wordlessly to every thought
another thinks is worth the time to speak.
Though I might nod or shake my head a lot,
I'll do my best to stay silent and meek.
No more cruel, unkind words will pass my lips.
I'll rock no leaking boats, and sink no ships.