In an era with vivid racism and unending protests against systems that are injust to the black community in Africa and globally, I believe it is our responsibility to open our third eye and see the war as it is. Today’s piece is one of the most thought provoking pieces from the Mwenemugamba Friday Poetry (MFP) Series. If you are joining us for the first time, the MFP series is basically all about giving you Poems from the spoken word album “Wonders Of My Perception” which you can download from the link below: https://legacymusicinc.com/poetry/joseph-daniel-sukali-wonders-of-my-perception-album/
You can also watch the spoken word performance video on YouTube through this link: https://youtu.be/ApfChwwHm9k
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Dear Black Child
(Written and performed by Joseph Daniel Sukali)
I know what they have told you about yourself I know what they have made you believe I know what they have made you accept They have defined the right and wrong for you They have meticulously designed your fall Traps have been set to keep your mind under bondages They tell your story like you're not the character in it When you were the one that told it in the first place They have twisted it to degrade and devalue you They have undermined everything about you as a people They have murdered your religious beliefs and despised your culture They enslaved your body before they lied to have liberated you just to enslave your mind They have crippled your confidence and your stamina of Independence What they have defined as political Independence was just another move to subjugate you to chronical economic dependency They have done all sorts of things in the light whose intensions are vivid in the dark
Dear Black Child, don't believe that you are inferior because of your economic muscle Your intrinsic value will never be defined by what you have or what you don't Your soul is what makes you who you are Don't sacrifice your dignity for their approval Scrutinize the knowledge they give you before you brag about the wrong things Listen to the wisdom of your observation in reality See beyond the ordinary and visualize with clarity Till you can distiguesh between strings attached and charity It's not donations if they have terms or what so ever It's not aid when they attach " if the following conditions are met" Don't sacrifice souls of your innocent brothers and sisters for empty praises It's not worth it They are not doing you any favors, There is nothing to bend on your knees and be thankful for They took what was yours- Your birthright The souls of your forefathers were butchered mercilessly by the same witch you worship Your ancestors were raped and dehumanized to survive on rats and cockroaches Their religion was barbarically touched to give room for the opium they have given you now See black child, this is the key they have used to unlock your mental incapacitation They have given you the sleeping pill while they plunder everything good that remains in your garden They have made you mentally idle and distracted your attention to matters of the after life But what about now? Don't you deserve to be happy? If paradise is in heaven after death then why give you hell on Earth? So open your eyes black child, see what's beneath the normal They have caged you since birth, you're lucky if you can notice it Use your intellectual stamina and liberate yourself For your forefathers fought and sacrificed for your freedom You're life is in your hands, take charge Be free black child, don't let them dictate how you live… It's about time.
#EndSARS, #BlackLivesMatter, #WakeUpAfrica