Professionalism is subjective
A game that's played by a select few
The standards and norms are objective
But applied in ways that aren't true
The rules are murky, undefined
And often used to keep you in line
"Don't speak unless spoken to," they remind
Your opinions, ideas - out of line
But what if the rules were different?
What if we could break free from this mold?
What if our voices could be relevant
In the spaces where we have been told to withhold?
We must learn to navigate the system
Find the path that leads to our truth
No longer will we be a victim
Of a culture that demands our mute
So let's redefine professionalism
Make it a space where we can all thrive
Let's speak up, be heard, without criticism
A world where we all feel alive