Langston Hughes radical views,
Maya's bird freed her blues.
Comics inspire laughter while hiding inner pain.
Being in truth there is much to gain.
Role models playing it safe afraid to create a quake,
Fear of the risk speaking their truth takes.
Preaching keep it real all the while being fake, for saving face sake.
Oh your rep is at stake?
We are all perfectly flawed let's give that some applause.
Know your truth let it be heard stop binding yourself like that caged bird.