To Be or Not to Be?
We live in a world that is always twisting and turning,
In a society where the souls of the destitute we leave burning.
In a world where we look at the wealthy with such dexterity,
That at times it causes the blind to see better than we can ever be.
All this brings up the question, “To be or not to be?”
And I do want this of course to be taken literally,
For I believe that if one is to be, then one may live liberally,
And if one is not to be, then we live in a world of slavery.
Now, lets get away from generalities
And concentrate on nationalities.
At times I question whether we ever had a choice,
To pick and choose our voice.
My voice I must say is a bit diverse
For with different peoples I can converse.
Although I believe it is to my advantage
Many want me to shut up and put up a bandage.
It is like the time I went shopping
And saw an old woman that was parking.
I never understood why the lady was hidden
Until I realized that to many my language was forbidden.
As I walked, she locked, and as I would speak she would peek.
As she stared at me with malevolence
I tried using benevolence,
When she gave me an evil eye
All I did was say “hi.”
To me she lives in a world of slavery
For she is unable to commit to bravery.
Her cowardliness makes me want to have finesse
In all of this distress, but why distress?
Distress because I saw her leave the destitute to burn
By treating me with such scorn.
I truly hope that one day we can all be, by refusing to see.
That this I believe we all should be.
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