We’ve Had Enough
By: Wardah Elghazali
A child lay on the ground dejected
His mother lifeless on his lap rejected
His body trembling, the tears endlessly flowing
Overwhelmed by the lives affected
The streets opened as people walked by
A glimpse to the left, a glimpse to the right as they let out a sigh
Their hearts burning, their bodies cold
Their eyes dry from the stories untold
Will the lost unknown lives be acknowledged?
Their endless cries echoing from underneath
The heavy pain of guilt condensing the body to the point that they can’t breath
They stared at the bodies, contemplating their future
To be able to live it would be an endless torture
The stories need to be considered and heard
They cannot be buried forever
The history written by the victorious has made fools of the ones that buried the real treasure
Beneath the lies that triggered the violence
Beneath the violence that disrupted the silence
You find defiance that has been overshadowed by compliance
Will society wake up from the never-ending fantasy?
Will they be able to realize the vain and harshness of reality?
Or will they sleep blanketed by superficial safety and prosperity?
Their heads cushioned on layers of imposed dreams,
A cover of ignorance, knitted with threads of lies
Come back to your senses,
Possess and control all five once more
Your eyes have the power to realize the real lies
Your ears have the power to omit the lies
Your mouth has the power to silence the lies
And your heart has the power to seek the truth
Invisible forces have controlled us
Through the bitter and the sweet, they have watched us
Forcing evil upon the men of God
Hoping we slip off our paths, but the struggles have taught us
They have taught us to look beyond the spectrum of false blatant forced beliefs
We’ve had enough
It’s time to make a change!