they lie because the truth might cause you to make choices that don’t serve their interests

You gave us teenage revolutionaries, 

fighting against dictators 

against governments 

that didn’t listen 

wouldn’t listen 

thought they knew better. 

You gave us teenage revolutionaries, 

who fought and won. 

You gave us teenage victories. 

And then, 

and then. 

You recreate the worlds from our stories. 

Gave us wanna-be dictators, 

governments that 

don’t listen 

won’t listen. 

You expect us to go along with it? 

To lie down and accept this? 

To bare our throats and futures 

to the fangs of power-hungry dogs?

 

This poem is about: 
My country

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