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wake up and praise the day you were born into a democratic country

Posted to Poetry and Politics

if you're lucky enough to live in a democracy,
where you're allowed free thought
recognize your good fortune.

compare yourself to someone born under dictatorship
without free vote
without basic rights

we, who know this truly fortunate state
can not imagine what it is to have no such birthright
or to have never known a thought that wasn't programmed from birth