Last Words of a 15-year-old Falun Gong Youth
If I let it go, will this nightmare end?
And will they finally let me go free?
Or will they just laugh and rip out my heart?
Yes, I mean that quite literally
Three months now I have suffered at their hand
And under their whips and under their chains
Three months full of torture and exhaustion
Three months of sheer torture and pain
But my belief I will hold to steadfastly
I will endure all the suffering and pain
They can crush me and break me and kill me
Strip my skin and watch my blood rain
“Long live Falun Gong, forever,” I say
The words dripping from my cracked, peeling lips
My religion my soul will not betray
I exit the world with a kiss
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Beckham Lawre is a high school student at SUCCESS Academy DSU in southern Utah.