and not be shackled.
and not be silent.
and not get brainwashed.
and not suffocate.
and not be overpowered.
and not just exist.
Oh, the liberties I take
Forever grateful, I should always be;
I live in a haven where I'm free.
I could wear black, blue, or white,
tie up a bun or braid my hair tight.
I could learn all the mathematics
or dive deep into thermodynamics.
I could choose to be an engineer
or even work with lions and deer!
The fact that I can choose
is the one thing I would never want to lose.