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Who am I?...
Do I look like a terrorist?
Am I dressed like the soldier with
hands and panic connected to a
I am just a boy hoping to marry a
I am merely a runner trying to
world I live in...
So why would you want to hurt me?
Do you assume I want to harm
I live in a country that video games
violence from only there are no
No extra lives or cheat codes to keep
A bomb is much more than the X or
to me and all the people I care
Here, I run for causes greater than
I run for people who need me more
I need them, and I do it out of love.
Love, there is a word I wish I could
It's the opposite of what motivates
to push your button or squeeze your
of death and destruction with no
The anger on this orb has been
equated to oxygen and water...
You know the orb I speak of...
The blue one with the soulless men
would kill out of fear and hate,
the ones who would murder and
anyone to have this orb on a key
Where I live, people die for
a wedding, the union of two people
Where I live those who push their
beyond exhaustion for good reasons,
for being people who give a damn...
This is the world I live in...
Who am I, you ask?
My identity is the future...
I am only old enough to learn...
And THIS is what you are teaching
THIS is what I am understanding to
And when you are old, when your
are the innocent lives that could be
You remember who put this evil
inside of me.
You understand that I will become as
now, with no regret for killing the
love more than anything on this
Who am I?...
I am the monster you are
creating with each new attack.
I am the murderer of you children,
your family, your loved ones...
I am the kid learning that this world
will either be mine or be destroyed...
Of the two choices, neither matter to
Who am I?
I am a worse version of you...
Because when I come to age...
All that you have taught me, will
be all that I care to know...
And when those in your heart catch
shrapnel or are blown to pieces for
I look forward to looking into your
I relish the thought of seeing your
And I will say...
"Because of YOU...
This is who I am..."