Leopard’s Skin

A voice

to tear through

all known

prejudice

misplaced hate

irate

ignorance

one sound

can rectify

the divide

unify

false pride

as two more

self-righteous

tribes

go to war

do they even

know what

the hell

they are fighting for

if my voice

can be the

echo resounding

across time

an apology

to the world

for the countless

years lost

justifying

race crime

an expression

for a generation

tired of repeating

the broken

record

of history’s

storyline

how many

volumes must

we burn

as we turn

a blind eye

to the injustice

we create

in the name

of faith

blood red ink

spills off

power filled

pages

a script

engraved upon

the tombstones

of those innocent

children whose

only crime

was to be born

with leopard’s skin

spots do not

change

their colour

if the master

holding the key

to the cage

refuses to see

the humanity

locked away

abusing another

HUMAN BEING

for his own

personal gain

life is not

a game

nor a

tug-of-war

played out in

school yards

the breeding ground

for this false

authority

hierarchy

causes

anarchy

flag ship

tick tack toe

there are

more colours

in the rainbow

not just

white or black

thinking

so why do

we preach

such segregation

whilst sitting on

the fence

protecting our

station

my silence is

an unspoken

acceptance

of this disgraceful

race

war

so I use

my voice

to tear down

fences

to welcome

my fellow man

we have no

right to play

judge or jury

to decide

who has

the right

to dwell on

God’s

land.

 

MMc2015

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