I CANT BREATHE

I cant breathe! YOUR world suffocates me.

YOUR world, Yes! YOUR world because

You have never made me feel welcomed in it.

Am very much the alien, lost in YOUR world.

Never ceasing to remind me that I am different.

My very breathe is snatched from me every time

You remind me that I am just a wanderer passing through.

With nothing of my own, the little that I have you

Take, unrelenting.  YOUR world, YOUR rules.

I cant live this stifling existence. Is there anything more

Hopeless? Living in the shadows of an existence that

One has complete devotion to but gains very little in return,

Not even the basic respect of human dignity.

Poetry Slam: 
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Our world
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