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Justice For Aliens

Farid Hajji

Aliens in your country, always rightless are we,
Deported in the blink of an eye can we be,
Or thrown in dark cells for demanding liberty,
Respect, appreciation and perhaps sympathy.

You forbade us to talk or to rattle our chains,
You've requir'd self-censorship to dwell in our brains,
You've demanded respect by threat'ning so harshly,
"Shut up for ever!" you've said, "I'll sue you shortly."

Determined souls can't be silenced by injustice,
'Cause souls are immortal and stronger than malice,
We'll fight oppression, and may the cost be so high,
'Cause hope will ever survive, as long as we try.

So throw us out of your countries or in your jails,
There'll be always a way to deliver the mails,
From your dungeons our voices will keep haunting you,
From other countries our cries will say "shame on you!"

We may be just aliens in your cold-hearted land,
We thought we were welcome, the truth was, we were not,
For we could have resurrected your dying land,
Without your heartful blessing, succeed, we will not.

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.
-- Anne Frank.
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