Enough

The war isn’t starting

 

This genocide has been passed down to us through generations

 

The toll is too heavy to count

 

The pain to great to comprehend

 

With guns and disease and batons

 

With our words and our silence

 

We each have been complicit

 

 

The war is not just coming to us now

 

We have been fighting all our lives

 

For the wrong side

 

Our forefathers came here drunk and shot up paradise

 

Our forefathers slaughtered and raped and stole

 

 

It never stopped

 

Form after form it took

 

Our secret war

 

On those who should have been our kin

 

 

We have nothing left to take pride in

 

And who is there but us to atone?

 

 

The fire is at our feet

 

And we have one choice to make

 

Do we join the right side

 

Or do we condemn ourselves

 

To a hellish world of injustice

 

To a world of cruelty

 

Of brutality

 

Of indifference

 

 

The stones are tumbling down the mountain

 

And now is our chance

 

To throw the shackles of our pride

 

To rise higher than those who came before

 

To find truth and beauty in a cruel place

 

To find the good in ourselves

 

 

Truth and determination are invincible

 

And the truth is

 

We can be what the lies told us we were already

 

Free and just and equal

 

We can be

 

What we’ve dreamed and we’ve hoped could be true

 

 

March

 

And keep marching

 

No more despair

 

No more stopping

 

Until we reach the gates of paradise

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