Why Live?

Let’s let someone choke us, just a little bit, ⁣
Let’s let someone abuse us, ⁣
in the name of control, authority, or power⁣

Let’s let someone curse us, and not let us utter,
Let’s let someone mock us over cast, creed or color⁣

Then in the end, if all fails, ⁣
Let’s let them kill us. ⁣

Let’s let them violate humanity⁣
Let’s let them deprive us⁣
Let’s let them steal our rights,
rights to live and to breathe.
Let’s let them enslave us⁣,
Then in the end, if all else fails, ⁣
Let let them kill us. ⁣

Let’s let them make us work ten times harder⁣
Let’s let them consider we’re nothing⁣
Let’s let them believe our lives don’t matter⁣
Let’s let them portray injustice as justice⁣

Then in the end, if all else fails, ⁣
Let’s let them kill us.⁣

Let’s let them redefine the standards of beauty⁣
Let’s let them rewrite the truth⁣
Let’s let them commit crimes and hold us accountable ⁣
Let’s let them erase all proofs,⁣

Then, in the end, If all else fails, ⁣
Let’s let them kill us. ⁣

Because negative and insensitive is what we choose to become, ⁣
Enslavement is our belief,⁣
Silence is our solace, ⁣
Silence for what’s right, ⁣
Our voices are all for hatred, mockery and prejudice.

Rising for the good, gives us grief ⁣
Deceit is our religion ⁣
Money is the language we speak. ⁣

There’s little shame left within⁣
And a lot of indifference ⁣
So why live?
It won’t make a difference⁣
So, let’s let them kill us, ⁣
For we’re long dead inside nonetheless.

– Arifa H. Sidhpurwala

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