The once was a man who never spoke
For fear of offending another,
Many believed that he cut his own tongue
Because he once talked back to his mother.
Others believed that it was more of his faith
That kept him from speaking out.
And others persisted that it was a mental thing
That he had to worry about.
Still the man never spoke, save for on his grave,
When the old man cracked out a reply:
“If you never speak your mind out loud,
You still can manage to get by.”