Independence Day

Do not wish me

Happy Independence Day

Today.

Not when

My freedom comes

With a star on top

Leading to a

Terms and Conditions applied.

Not when

The streets

Are hallways of hell

In middle of the night;

In the middle of the day.

Not when

My my choice of lover

Is punishable.

Not when

Tender hands

Have lost their fingerprints

In factories

And not their limits of knowledge

In schools.

Not when

My genitals are the

Criteria of equality.

Not when

You still

Divide and rule.

Not when

Bodily functions

Make me unholy.

Not when

A crime

Snatches my honor

Instead of the culprit’s.

No.

Do not wish me

Happy Independence Day

Today.

Not when

You sell nationalism

In the name of patriotism;

Not when

Your patriotism

Comes marked

On the calendar.

Do not wish me

Happy Independence Day

Today;

Not yet.

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