In a merciless dream, I saw a nation without state
Hopes in limbo, uncertain in fate
Forgotten and ignored, subject to hate
Oh Rohingya, you are wronged, oppressed to date!
Education’s not for you, and so they claim
Nor your marriage is recognized, oh what a shame
To crave for children, on you is the blame
You shouldn’t have existed, not even in name
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“Illegal immigrants!” they shouted at you
Crushed by junta, you were left with no clue
Stripped of your rights, to you they hadn’t been true
Fleeing Rakhine, to nowhere you knew
So families separated, and hearts bled
To unfamiliar regions, your nation spread
At the mercy of strangers, you beg for bread
Oh without dignity, you’d rather be dead!
Brothers of faith turned you away
“Geographical boundary”, they said, and they had to betray
Simple common sense; they couldn’t seem to weigh
To the whispers of the devil, they had fallen prey
Denied citizenship, you’ve got no one to sue
Congested in camps, you have diarrhea and flu
In cold air you sleep, for food you queue
And there are mouths to feed, not one or two!
So when will Myanmar end this aggression
It’s been few decades, full of oppression
Unlike Palestine and others, there’s not much attention
They deny your existence, and freedom of expression!
So brothers of faith, where do we start
Regain your conscience, refine your heart
Let us unite, be productive and smart
We’ll save Rohingya before they fall apart.