I’m watching our police state from the window.
Scared, and afraid to speak the truth inside my heart.
I don’t want to be ridiculed, embarrassed, or talked about.
I just want people to like me… so I laugh at their jokes.
What I do at home though, locked in a bedroom,
is watch Al-Jazeera on a live feed.
They’re showing Revolutions in real-time.
They show people just like me who aren’t afraid to stand up,
people just like me who are changing this world.
With the sound turned down, I watch governments topple.
I see dictatorships fall.
Today, I’m watching Syrians die at the hands of their dictator.
It’s grainy cell phone footage, but it’s bloody and those people are dying.
While it’s nice that the Giants won yesterday,
and I am guilty of distracting myself with the game,
the real news today is that the United Nations won’t act.
(Thank you Russia. Thank you China).
The conversations today shouldn’t really be about football…
they should be about Syria.
— leest1 —