Monday, February 20, 2023

Plight of an Escaped Slave

They're still not free
So don't expect them
To be happy for you
Because you escaped

You'd think 
They would be happy
To see one of you make it
To give them hope
That maybe they could make it too
If they tried hard enough

But most of them just get jealous
And immediately start 
Making excuses
For why they can't escape too
And point out
All the advantages you had
That they don't

You'd think
They would take your case
As inspiration
To change their own lives

But the reality is
Most of them would rather just
Submit to their fate
And stay where they are
And keep making excuses
For why they're still there

In reality 
The only reason they are still there
Is because they are too scared
To do what you did
They are too scared
To make an escape

So they stay where they are
And they stay jealous of you
They are not your friends
Your only friends
Are the other ones who got free
And the ones who are ready die trying
Your only friends
Are the other ones like you