Freedom of speech should have come with an instruction manual.
Too many people use it as a weapon,
As a shield to hide behind.
We assume it gives us the right to say anything,
Whatever’s on our minds.
Unfortunately most people don’t use their minds.
Because if they thought for three seconds,
They might think twice,
And that could save someone a lot of hurt.
Open your mind and shut your mouth.
Are your words useful? Helpful? Inspiring?
Do they shine light on others?
Or do they snuff out sparks?
Freedom of speech is not the freedom to be a jerk,
To be insensitive or a bully.
So prepare your words carefully,
Because freedom is supposed to be beautiful.