Arabs Want to be Free

Arabs want to be free.
Arabs want democracy.
We’re sick of dictatorships,
sick of tyranny.
Sick of being played around with—
marginalized,
divided—
by sectarians,
Ba’athists,
Wahhabis.
Sick of being called backwards,
uncivilized,
not ready.
Sick of the colonialists,
supporting our dictators,
whenever they see fit,
for their own benefit,
like we’re fuckin’ irrelevant.
This is our land,
and we are one people,
united by the beautiful language
of Arabic.
And by God,
by the Universe,
by existence,
we shall reclaim it.