hahaha no

in history class
we talked about ruthless dictators,
calling them villains,
an evil we will never understand to its fullest.
but i must say
i do know what it’s like to be ruled by someone,
what it means to live in terror,
fearing for my life,
remember the feeling of helplessness.
and i must say,
i do. i do understand.
—  thank god my father wasn’t a politician // m.p.