Torture

So many things have been done

In the name of saving ourselves

From death and suffering.

I always wonder who is right,

The man who saves himself

Or the selfless martyrs 

Who want nothing more than to die,

Or wallow in pain,

For a cause they believe in.

Perhaps the question shouldn’t be

About which one of them is right.

Perhaps we should focus on 

Why they have to make that 

Choice in the first place,

why they are forced to choose

between the pain

or the shame of giving in.

Copyright 2020 Leona Petrovic

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