Easy to be Pharaoh

Easy to be Pharaoh

How easy to be Pharaoh
Merely
Look
At the Other
Repeat the magic words
He is less than I
Why
She is not
Even
Human

Those
Other folks
They
Are not
The same
As us
We are
Special

Because they
Are not
The same
Their rights
Not as important as
Ours
Their pain
Not worth our inconvenience
To sooth

That one looks
Different
That one
Is
Darker
Or
Lighter
Speaks in a strange accent
Does not believe
As we
Believe
Votes for
Silly things

How easy it becomes
To be
Pharaoh
To take a bit more
Because
They are not
Quite
Human

From
Denial of rights
to
Slavery
Or simply
Shooting a few
To
Extermination
Genocide

But
It is OK
I have my comfort
And
After all
They are not really
Quite
People

How easy to be Pharaoh
I have mine
We have ours
And
After all
They are not like us
They are not
really
Quite
People

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