I Refuse

By |2019-10-29T15:49:36-07:00September 29, 2019|

for Camilo Mejia

I refuse to be used as a tool
of war, to kill on order,
to give my life for a lie.

I refuse to be indoctrinated
or subordinated, to allow the military
to define all I can be.

I refuse to abdicate my responsibilities
as a citizen of the world.

I refuse to deny the human rights
of any person.

I refuse to suspend my conscience.

I refuse to give up my humanity.

I refuse to be silenced.

Do you hear me?