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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Leaving

I am leaving all that I have come to know in the past six years of my life
a wonderful group of people that have become great friends and family
I am leaving mainly because I miss my own family, but also because I am disappointed
disappointed of all the atrocities that happened around me in such a rich country.
Yes, look around you and you will find sadness in a corner when someone is shooting drugs into their system,
I see around me and see a homeless person lying on the street under dirty and crumple newspapers,
I cannot even start to comprehend how this people got here but I know how they got there,
because I was once in the brink of homelessness but found tremendous hearts that helped me along the way.
I turn another corner and see children being mistreated by their parents, and I cannot do anything
I have done something in the past just to find reproach and the authorities telling me these people were disciplining their kids.
I cannot understand why grown-ups prey on the youngsters that trust them
The grown-ups that we admired and were taught to respect
I know what these children are going through, so I am leaving
Although I am leaving behind a bunch of flowers that have only cheered me all this time.
I am tired of hearing the government spending our tax money and us not able to do anything about it
If we say anything it falls in deaf ears and the government does not care, because they are in power
I wondered if the people who put them there are happy with their choice? I really wonder!!
I am leaving a paradise of mountains and sea all around me
where the sun barely shines and the rain pours down for a long time
drenching me to the bone leaving me only wishing to stay inside,
I love this place but cannot stand it anymore.
I listened to the radio ads praising the good job of the government
they say "good government" has helped us through tough times,
What?! Hm, tough times we are dealing with right now and someone is spending ten billion building some village,
That in the end we will all have to pay for.
I am leaving because I am tired of missing my family and the sun shining on me every single day
The sun shining on me from January to December while the snow blows on my face at freezing temperatures.
I am leaving with a heavy heart because I leave the people who have loved me for a long time
I am leaving behind my best friend who I adore and care for with a big chunk of my heart
I am leaving great friendships cultivated with care and love.
I am leaving because I do not trust the system anymore,
I am hurt by the lack of interest the authorities showed when I was robbed of many things,
But I am only one, how many more are out there? I would like to know.
I have seen death, corruption, war, blood, sadness, and felt all that
But have never seen anything like I have seen here. Where am I? I wonder at time.
Why do people fight? Why is there war? Why are people at the top the greediest of them all?
Why can all of us live peacefully without hating one another?
Why can we all share communally all our resources?
Why do we people resent the rich? Is it their fault for having worked hard? Those who earn every single penny honestly
I wonder where hatred came from and how it has gotten ingrained in someone's brain?
Where did people got the idea that one group is superior than other?
I wish I could leave all this behind, I wish we could start all over again and live in peace
I wish everyone would be happy just to wake up and see another day
Life is very simple why have we complicated more than necessary
I am leaving, even though I love you