Tuesday, 26 January 2016

A day to choose

I will not celebrate the day
a foreign flag was raised
on land already belonging to your
people, their humanity debased.

I will not celebrate the day
that deep within creates a pit
of empty overflowing sorrow, rage
and wailing with your people.

I will not celebrate this day
while we have no flag to fly
for the nation we have become,
or are becoming, it is time

to choose a day for celebration
that the nation and its people can all
celebrate together, tell a story rich, complete
in all its shadows and its light.

I will still celebrate today, for this day
I began to breathe some several years ago; so
let this day become obscure except for that,
for me and for us all.


after hearing these humans speak


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