“Yes You Can” by Satyen Hombali.

Yes you can

Cut off my tongue

But no you can’t

Stifle the songs unsung

Of my seared soul

Yes you can

Cut off my hand

But no you can’t

Ignore the demand

Of my sinewy stump

Yes you can

Cut off my legs

But no you can’t

Sever the steely pegs

Of my rebel spirit

Yes you can

Take away my rights

But no you can’t

Stop this fight

It will go on

Yes you can

Treat me like a brute

But no you can’t

Expect I’ll remain mute

Much longer

Yes you can

Put me in a cage

But no you can’t

Smother my rage

It will burn you

Yes you can

Call me an alien

But no you can’t

Still remain human

I’m just like you

Yes you can

Sow the poison of doubt

But no you can’t

Stop the truth from coming out

It alone will win.

To check out more of Satyen Hombali’s work, go here.

  6 comments for ““Yes You Can” by Satyen Hombali.

  1. June 11, 2020 at 7:21 am

    Tell them!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. June 11, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Beautiful words

    Liked by 1 person

  3. June 11, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Wondrous work 🤩

    Liked by 1 person

  4. PatBunny
    June 11, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    I really liked this! Great work!


  5. June 11, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Resolve in adversity is a flame in the darkness. She is silent, perhaps small and ready to smolder into loose embers, but in the blackness she is a goddess.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. June 11, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Good poetry there.

    Liked by 1 person

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