I Shall Thank you

Who should we thank? Should we thank at all?

Who should we thank our ancestors who are gone?

Who should we thank? What should we say?

Thank you for bringing us today.

Thank you for blackening our days

Thank you for letting us lose hope

earlier in our lives.

Thank you for the crimes you left

Thank you for bringing us flat

Thank you for never trying enough

Thank you for shutting up

All those years.

 

When we went to the streets

When we chanted our rights

When we wanted to speak

We thought we just might.

Thank you for announcing us traitors

Thank you for asking us to stop

They said we’re betraying

our country, our army

as if they cared about us at all.

We spoke our words louder

We shouted in their eyes

We sang our slogans,

the names of our friends who died

When we thought we won

When had no clue

We thought we were up the pyramid again

“Power in the hands of people”, we sang

People shall rule.

Months later the light was blown

Yet again the smiles were gone

and here we are

in the shadows of our souls.

 

Thank you for killing our hope

Thank you for abusing our globe

Thank you for letting us die

Right here, in front of you.