Do not beat your drums of war,
I’ll not be there that day.
I will say “No”” to each command
that is veiled in sweet lies that
leave me enslaved.
I give you compassionate disobedience.
I will not hate for you, nor will I even
hate you, for I choose to be who I am,
to remember from where I came.
I will resist and dance to a different
drum. Do not call me for you are not
my master to command. My heartbeat of
love drowns out the sound of your demands.
I am free. I am free at last!