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“I am Rohingya in the Mirror”

By Dr. khubaybe

I’m gonna make a change
For once in my life
For once for my people
It’s gonna be a real change
Gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right

As I, turn up the collar on
My favorite winter coat
This wind is blowing my mind
I see the Rohingya kids in the IDPs
With not enough to eat
Who am I
To turn a blind eye

As I, take on the ride on
My favorite luxury car
I see the Rohingya kids in the IDPs
With infectious disease
With no medicine to take
Who am I to build my house
At their suffering

As I, sleep
With aircon and heater on
I see the Rohingya kids in the IDPs
With no couch to sleep
Who am I to feed my children
At their cries

A summer disregard, a broken bottle top
And a one man soul
They follow each other on the risky boat
Because they got nowhere to be
That’s why I want you to know

A rainy season disregard, under the monsoon rain
They float on the water
Because they got no shelter
That’s why I want you to know

I’m starting with the Rohingya in the mirror
I’m asking myself to change my ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make change for the Rohingya
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

I’ve been a victim of self-promotion
It’s time that I realize
It’s time I make a change

I’ve been a victim of celebrity
It’s time that I ponder
It’s time I make a change

I’ve been a victim of pride
It’s time that I reflect
It’s time I make a change

I’ve been a victim of divide and rule
It’s time that I reflect
It’s time I make a change

I’ve been a victim of deception
It’s time that I reflect
It’s time I make a change

I’ve been a victim of envy
It’s time that I understand
It’s time I make a change

I’ve been a victim of competition
It’s time that I see with my heart
It’s time I make a change

I’ve been a victim of superficiality
It’s time that I know
It’s time I make a change

I’ve been a victim of photo-politics
It’s time that I stop giving them false hope
It’s time I make a change

A very deeply scarred, Rohingya’s broken heart
And a washed-out dream
They follow the pattern of the wind you see
‘Cause they got no place to be
That’s why I’m starting with me

I’m starting with the Rohingya in the mirror
I’m asking myself to change my ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make a change for the Rohingya
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

You have to make it right; while you got the time
You can’t close your mind!
You can’t close your eyes!
I’m gonna make a change
It’s gonna be real good!
Just open your eyes

You know
You’ve got to stop oppression
I’ve got to make that change, today!
You’ve got to move!

You got to
Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!
Stand up and lift yourself, now!

Make A Change!!!!

By Dr. Khubaybe
Modified from “Man in the Mirror,” the song of Michael Jackson, witten by Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett.