‘I Can’t Breathe’, ‘We Shall Overcome’, and a Paulo Coelho
We Will and Shall Overcome
Masses will triumph not the entrenched and powerless so-called elites
Coronavirus has seemingly wiped them off
Simmering in their caves for being spared
Haha! Nature triumphs!
All else are doomed
Enjoy, savor what can from times we know and love
Time marches on….
Aziz Ahmed, Islamabad
Did you know that I too
Am a human being like you?
And I have a right to exist
What have you got against me
That on killing me you insist
If a law I broke
Then arrest me with a stroke
Take me to the court
There, I’ll prove
That I’m not the sort
That you believe
I am but a man like you
The color of my skin is though dark
But the color of my blood is the same, red, stark!
I want to live
And food to my children need to give
I came out to buy a few loaves of bread
But, like a savage you crushed me with your knee on my head
Who gave you the right?
To subdue me with all your might
Like I’m an insect?
In rage you seethe
But I can’t breathe
Please, let me breathe
Jamil Usman, New Jersey
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