DON’T LOOK AT ME
Don’t look at me like that, please.
Don’t plunge me into arctic seas.
If you want someone you can scare
with a cold disdainful stare
don’t look at me.
LET THE LIVING ARISE
A new day has dawned bringing world peace
but in my land the sun does not rise.
My country stays in unsheddable night.
— Wake up. Revolt if you are alive.
To forget, to forego, to forbid
every thought, every want, every need.
Not to love, nor look back, just to leave.
Not to feel, just to break with the past.
To forgive, to forget, and to leave.
All alone, not depressed and to see
what’s inert, what will hurt, what will not.
Not to wait, not to want, nor desire,
not to feel, not to burn, not to ask,
but acquiesce and accept and to pass