I died tonight For holding a placard Expressing my hopes For a better future, I died tonight Not for holding a gun But for raising my voice against The imposition to live in fear, I died tonight Not for being a criminal But for making demands for my rights "I just want to live", I died tonight From the loudest response ever heard From World Powers to our 'Distress Calls'- SILENCE! I died tonight Not from the bullets aimed at me But from the reality of my own Seeking to murder me. I died, clenching a bleeding flag To my broken heart. I died, falling like dry leaves To join my comrades on the weeping earth. I died, stuck with my fist in the air And my anthem escaping my tired lips. I died, drowning in the blood Of innocent lives lost. I died tonight at the Gates of Massacre.