Relevant in the context of the need for justice: The following song exhorts the listener to continue his or her journey, despite abandonment or lack of support from others. The song is often quoted in the context of political or social change movements. Written by Rabindranath Tagore in 1905.

Translation:

If they answer not to thy call walk alone, If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall,
O thou unlucky one, open thy mind and speak out alone.
If they turn away, and desert you when crossing the wilderness, O thou unlucky one, trample the thorns under thy tread, and along the blood-lined track travel alone.
If they do not hold up the light when the night is troubled with storm, O thou unlucky one, with the thunder flame of pain ignite thy own heart and let it burn alone.

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