Now I am alone, with no-one else to hear
I can listen to myself, without the slightest fear
That my words can be mistaken, or considered rude
My thoughts, however frank, will not be misconstrued.
So in this quiet moment, let me my conscience call,
Let us assess together, those myths and stories tall,
Which divide my common sense, from what my friends may say
And should I be myself, or be held in their sway.
If what we do together, is for the common good,
Then I’ll have no objection, and in fact I should
Have the courage of conviction and those things acclaim.
Together, or alone, I should feel no shame.
If my conscience tells me, or in my heart, I know it’s wrong
Then please may I have the courage, to say I won’t prolong
Some action, that my friends believe, is what we all should do,
When it’s not, for the good of all, but benefits the few.