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I can't breathe

I can't breathe When I see humans defending Their meaningless arrogance, Torturing the vulnerable With their destructive powers Merely to be able to appoint themselves As the supposed winners! I can't breathe When I read of animals or even humans Being killed in cruel ways Either by being fed with explosives Or by being raped at immature ages Thereby making of life on Earth A real tragedy, more so, Since, the perpetrators Are none other than humans themselves! I can't breathe Whether am on land or in chin deep waters As the dirt amassed Is suffocating me Being reflected in the eyes of those Who sneer at me Mocking my questionings and my purity And spitting at me venom, potent enough To have me shed tears of blood! I can't breathe, and Neither can Earth Nor can the Gods What was initially sculpted to be a fallen Heaven Has turned out to be filthier Than Hell Even if the same essence animates us all, The same blood runs through us all And our bodies react the same When faced either with the new virus Or with the whims of Death! I can't breathe Divided we are, each pretentiously standing On the lines that ground us to those Who are like us, But, each of us, hiding in our hearts, The monster of Selfishness, ready to Kill and maim those who hinder us on Our paths! I can't breathe But I can join my hands And pray To ask that the Gods Open their eyes and allow us all Some means to save our souls!

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Date: 6/14/2020 11:53:00 AM
Thanks for entering my contest. This is so well expressed. Congrats and blessings.
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