Instinct

Is there nothing I can do
Is there nothing I can say
To convince you to fight
Convince you our plight
Is not hopeless

Just listen to me
You're not going anywhere
You will stay and fight
We will bear this plight
We will prevail

Please encourage me
I'm falling awake
You force me to fight
To suffer our plight
Effectively alone

Is this a dream or a nightmare
Is the real world better or worse
Is this the only existence left
How have we deserved this curse

Our instinct is to fight
But why can't we fight
Our instinct

Written for a planet of people featured in a DS9 episode, who are destined to fight each other and die and recover and continue fighting, forever...
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