Choosing Colours

Choice

to be

born

in a

country

where

the moment

a child

is taught

to crawl

instead

he needs

to run

first

steps walked

in fear

of facing

the barrel

of a

gun

language

eagerly

learnt

yet only

spoken

with dread

a racist

comment

shouted down

as they

bashed in

his

head

mistaken

identity

accusations

do not

fit me

wearing my

pride

without any

dignity

violence

unethical

crime

against

humanity

escaping

reality

hiding

in the

shadows

of your

dogmatic

mind

maybe

you will

not see

my skin

colour

blinded

brain washed

chatter

humans

so unkind

childlike

dreams

hopes

possibilities

visions of

future

bright

stolen away

in the

middle

of a raid

blood curling

screams

echo into

the night

losing sight

of hopefulness

destiny

decided

before

he was

born

mother

cried on

the morn

of his

short

life

knowing

adolescences

is unobtainable

weeping

as her

child

begins

a new life

life

is for

living

choice

to be

born

respect

value

equality

these are

all humans’

rights!

 

MM c2015

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