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Dear Coloniser

You invaded my open space
Carving maps of your convenience
Destroying my identity
Dialects, exploiting
My culture
Forcing conversions
Fracturing my family system
And rituals

With your ruthless
Goals of capitalism
You destroyed handlooms
Diverting raw materials
To your self-created war
Letting my people die in famine

You enslaved my ancestors
Shipping them to unimaginable places

Now you advocate
For human rights, environment
In fancy global warming conferences
With slaughtered animals on your plate

Mind you?
You can manipulate my history books
But the land and sky
Hold account of your karma
In their consciousness

Dear colonizer!
Sun will never rise
In your empire
And on your royalty too!