Survival

If you

Want your rights

They will
Thrash you
Harass you

And if you still persist

They will
Exile you
Torture you

But if you withdraw
And submit

They will
Cajole you
Caress you

Applaud you
Appreciate you
Appease you

And use you as a “poster boy”!

The scars of torture
Harassment
Last longer

But

Appreciation
Adulation
Admiration

Last for a fleeting moment ….

Decide!

Whether you want to erase scars
That nag you for life

Or

You want to cherish
Fleeting moments ….

If you want to have permanent joy
And everlasting freedom

Fight for your survival
Fight for your rights!
Fight for your freedom
Fight for a better life!

Sheshu Babu is a writer who wants to foster the whole world. Read other articles by Sheshu.