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Protagonists



You would never go hungry to feed a stranger's child

You never felt your world draped in sunlight

When your crush looks at his girlfriend

And he's happy

And you're so glad he's happy

You never took your scarf off on a ice-cold night

To drape it around the child you met five minutes ago

You've never felt the water fill your lungs

You've never faced the arrows head-to-head

You've never looked at yourself and thought

I want to help I want to help

No matter the personal cost

You never have felt this

And you never will

Born into privilege as you are

And taught just to value yourself

So of course you don't know holy

Holy holy holy holy

Of course you don't know brave

Leftist, heroic, selfless brave
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Submitted by SparksInTheNight on June 27, 2021

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