Uncategorized

I Apologise

I apologise for being black
If only I knew of a thing called race,

I will have chosen wisely
If only I knew my parents where black,

I would have aborted my coming
If only I knew the earth was for a selected few,

I would have gone to Mars
But here I am, a bit late I guess
I apologise for being black

I apologise for being a Christian
If only I knew Christ was going to have to die to save mankind,

I would have warned Adam
If only I had a choice to pick sides with the gods,

There will be no man
If only I knew Judas will betray Christ,

I will have straightened him out
But here I am still a Christian with pride

I apologise for being Single
If only married couples could prove better,

I will risk it and put the ring on
If only those in relationships could prove better,

I will commit and love without limits
If only it was a crime to be single at 30+

I will have obeyed the law and say “I do”
But here I am single with pride,

Still I apologise for being single

I apologise for being educated
If only I knew the truth about school and education ahead of time,

I will have absconded
If only I knew anything goes in my country,

I will have cheated to pass exams
If only I knew education is not enough,

I will have started business earlier
But it’s never too late to have a new dream I guess,

Still I apologise for being educated

I apologise for being a minority
If only my forefather’s chose to be great,

I will have followed in their footsteps
If only my people will sacrifice and put in work to change,

Then I know the future is bright
But here I am confused and scared,

Not clear about the state of the nation or the way forward
I apologise for being a minority

– Diary of an Earthling, z.g.barwa

#apology #zgbarwa #postcardTHOUGHTS #prose

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of