This Poem written by the Harlem Renaissance author Langston Hughes speaks of the necessity to fight the oppressors and oppression. I’m publishing the piece here to show my support for the (hopefully) democratic uprisings which are currently taking place in Arabic countries:

Democracy

Democracy will not come
Today, this year
Nor ever
Through compromise and fear.

I have as much right
As the other fellow has
To stand
On my two feet
And own the land.

I tire so of hearing people say,
Let things take their course.
Tomorrow is another day.
I do not need my freedom when I’m dead.
I cannot live on tomorrow’s bread.

Freedom
Is a strong seed
Planted
In a great need.

I live here, too.
I want freedom
Just as you.

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