Took

They took our hopes
They took our dreams
They took our freedom too
They took the laughter
Took the tears
Took ‘me’ away from ‘you’
They took the sun
They took the moon
And painted oe’r the sky
With heartless lies
They clipped our wings
So we would never fly
They spoke of ‘us’
But we were ‘them’
Across a great divide
They built a wall
With just one gate
And us on the outside
They set the goals
We could not meet
They barred the way ahead
They took our future
They took our past
They commandeered our dead
They took our wealth
They took our world
And thought that they were done
But they couldn’t take
Our hearts and minds
So they have never won…

E.M. Swift-Hook

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