You tell me I need to be Louder

"Speak up more

You're more than capable!"

Don't patronise me!

You're asking me to change

my personality

For a grade!

A mark on a piece of paper!

Why are you marking my charisma

Not my potential

You say it's constructive!

It's demoralising!

So I say to you that

I may need to 'be louder'

But you need to be quiet.