My country celebrates it each year
People screaming and yelling each year
Fireworks going off exactly at midnight
More people screaming and yelling
We’re free! We’re free!
But for me
I refuse to celebrate it
What is there in independence?
When some people still live in fear
What’s the meaning of independence?
When people are chained by their religion
Some with no choice to leave
What’s the point in celebrating Independence Day?
When atheists are told to be wiped clean
Transgenders classified with the crazies
Gay and lesbians not being able to get married
And ex-Muslims forced to forever stay in closets
Why can’t everyone be happy?
Why can’t everyone openly love their life partners?
Why can’t the government stop telling people what to do,
Especially when it harms nobody?
I’ll wait for the time
When it’s enshrined in law that
Love is love
And religious books moved to the fiction section
And the government staying out of people’s personal business
Before I even start to think of celebrating independence