You have no idea what it feels like to be me,
To realize that you’ll never again be free,
Missing your grandparents passing, friends never lasting—all gone.
You have no idea what it feels like to live a life full of slights
All because of a mistake you made one night.
You have no idea what it’s like to experience these things,
That the color of this red jumpsuit brings.
You have no idea how hard it is to fit in,
And to wash your clothes in the same pot you piss in.
You have no idea just how much it hurts,
To feel like God can’t even get rid of this curse.
You have no idea what it’s like to live with fear,
To wake up every day with your enemies so near.
You have no idea how people tend to look at us
With fear and hatred, like we’re caged animals, but mostly in disgust.
You have no idea how hard it is to get better,
When every day your heart’s broken from not getting a letter.
You have no idea what I’ve had to go through,
Put yourself in my shoes and you wouldn’t last a day or two,
You think you know, but you have no idea!