By: Liliana Gines
“I swear to the Lord, I still can’t see why Democracy means, everybody but me.”
Equality cackles at me, for it’s nothing but a utopia for the rich, written on paper, nothing more
Our suffering is the source of their happiness
Representatives are my voice, my eyes, but they are not heard nor given a care in the world
For I am the invisible man, nonexistent, a statue that everyone passes by and no one sees
I scream with no sound and weep with no tears
For my voice has been taken and my tear ducts run dry
But I shan’t be a statue any longer!
I WILL be the change!
I WILL be the hope!
I WILL create the Promised Land!