Liberation
By Ernesto Melchor
An Animal Rights Poem from All-Creatures.org


Liberation
By Ernesto Melchor

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I'm in pain
Living in misery
Won't you do something about it?
Please do something about it!

You say I'm different
So you treat me lesser than
But you are so wrong about me
Yes, you are so wrong about me

Because I'm like you
I feel pain, love, too
I'm you but in a different body
Yet there's still life inside my body

Let me be free
Freedom from your tyranny
It's all I've ever wanted
It's all I've ever wanted

Liberation
For the animals
Liberation
Because we are all animals
We're all animals!

Go on, be brave
Go out there, make history
And bring justice to my life, love
Bring justice to the lives lost

Because every day
They will try to convince you
That humane murder is justified
But believe me...I don't want to die

But I'm at your mercy
And you are the difference
Be the voices of the silenced
End the silence, stop the violence!

And organize
Mobilize
Speak up for the defenseless
Without you, we're defenseless

Liberation
For the animals
Liberation
Because we are all animals
We're all animals!

Fear is
What drives harmful behavior
Let love guide you towards justice on this day, yeah

Because I want
To be happy, safe, and free
Just to be happy, safe,
Every day...yeah...

Liberation
For the animals
Liberation
Because we are all animals
We're all animals!


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