This one right here is for all un-fathered fathers and un-mothered mothers who already have names and a picture of their first child’s life. The spoken word album that the 2021 MFP series is taken from, is titled after this piece right here: The UnBorn. It is one of my favorite pieces where imagination has been romanticized like never before! Without further ado, here is Ntho’s dedication! Enjoy the read fam…. Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.
Written by Joseph Daniel Sukali
Dear Ntho It's been six years since you were mentally conceived You have been famous since you were still asleep as a seed A lot of people think I love you too much. Some think your name is interesting and funny And your mother thinks I will spoil you. I think she is just scared I might love you more than I love her It could be true or not. All I know is I have so much love for you I want you to understand that you will never be alone Am giving you my word, I will be there for you even when am gone "Am giving you my word dear child, I will always be there for you even when am gone" -Joseph Daniel Sukali There are a few things I want you to seed in your heart Let your mind water these ideas and embrace them for they are truths of the time you will grow in I want you to understand that family is everything. You see my dear, blood is thicker than water… But don't be fooled, it's the same blood that gets you bleeding often times Love is the weaver. Your family is not genetically or biologically defined It's the spiritual connection that flows in the stream of love and understanding that defines family Your friends, mates and colleagues can be better family than blood. So don't get caught up in the blood theory Family doesn't flow in your veins and arteries, it resides in your four chambers I want you to know you are a product of choice not chance Your existence is not in any way an accident You have been anticipated for more than half a decade Don't you ever feel unwanted You are part of a generation that has fully mastered the art of demeaning each other's relevance Any positive contribution to humanity is seen as a threat And every effort you make to better yourself as an individual is considered competition You're in a generation that loves seeing you struggle and put in work And yet hates seeing you succeed and achieve something after all your commitments You see dear child, most of your peers are geared to do whatever it takes to be better than you but don't want you to be better than them Be careful when things get to work out for you. Not everyone that calls you friend are really your friends Watch out for the Judas Kisses and the Brutus holding knives behind your back while they smile at your face like they did with young Caesar You see my dear child, you descend from a line of survivors No amount of negativity should ever pull you under Your were born with enough power to defy man-made gravitational force wrapped in envy and jealous Your old man and mother are your first best friends No one should ever lie to you about anything, we will be here for you I can't wait to give you the talk at 13 To tell you about love and relationships, heartbreaks and pain You see child, you're part of a frustrated, sad, broken and depressed generation But I will still raise you as a pure golden heart that you are I will still teach you kindness, love and mercy in a generation infested with envy, bitterness and hate I will teach you how to see souls with your heart I will teach you how to love all humanity without being judgmental I will teach you how to be more spiritual than religious I will teach you how to be a citizen of the world not just of a region or country I will teach you how to be a god in the creators own image And most importantly, I will teach you all that I was never taught Things like it's okay to be different and see things differently It's okay to be alone sometimes and it's okay not to speak when you have nothing sound to say It's okay to cry when hurt. You don't necessarily have to be strong all the time Most importantly it's okay to make mistakes dear child. You are only human. Imperfection is imprinted on your DNA. Don't dare be hard on yourself You have people that love you and cherish every single thing about you Your flaws don't take away any amount of your value so embrace them Life has no rehearsal, be free to live every single day fearlessly I hope you will love earth and it's chaotic drama, pains, diseases and unceasing wars. Together with it's beautiful habitants and living souls that cover all corners of the global I hope you will be proud of your mother and I just like we are proud of you I can't wait for you to be born, The UnBorn Signing off, Yours truly, un-fathered father. Bambo a Ntho