Of Oppression

“My tomorrow must be greater than today”
I heard that once; as if so certain is the future’s way.
Democracy will come tomorrow to remain
Tomorrow the sun will rise and never set again
Tomorrow we will speak out loud against the lies unafraid,
at the edge of desperation we are swayed our democracy under raid

Democracy, what does it really mean?
A rule by the majority to be truly seen?
But if a people are frequently oppressed,
Can democracy really be justly confessed?
There is no place for humans to be mean

Myanmar has professed democratic rule
But their treatment of Muslims is cruel
As many flee to neighboring Bangladesh
Is this an ethnic cleansing in the flesh?
Either way, oppression is not at all cool