Read Poem: Listen, by Symonera (Okwemba Simon)

You are not the only one.


When the sky is clear blue
Your own trumpet you blow
Yet the truth you know
Your luck away you throw.


When I chose to be cool
You made me your fool
Assuming that I’m one to rule
I’m not one to rule.


With my people I fought slavery
Hopeful and with bravery
Away from my granary I dismissed you
I have no diplomatic hypocrisy.


My kindness gave you strength
As you spent your life in a grabbed land
While you pushed me to the tents
I’m human, I’ll never forget.

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