Silent protest

You may have rigged the ballot

And called it democracy,

You may have  cheated the case

And called it justice,

You may have forced us into submission

And called it civilization,

You may have gotten away with murder

And called it self defense,

Condemned the innocent

And said that you were just doing your job,

Oppressed the weak

Saying it was an unintended consequence of progress,

Stolen from the poor

And called it gentrification,

You may have continued to benefit from generational inequality

And claimed your innocence.

But best believe that someone, somewhere is watching

And standing in silent protest.

For you may conquer and rule the land

But you will not conquer and rule our hearts.

It is your time. Eat.

We will wait as the tide of change rises,

Then our protests will be silent no more.

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