I’m privileged.

I WASN’T BORN INTO A PRIVILEGED FAMILY DOES THIS MEAN MY DREAMS ARE INFERIOR TO YOURS…

MY FATHER IS NOT A SCIENTIST NOR IS MY MOTHER A PHILANTHROPIST.

I NEVER HAD THE LUXURY OF ELECTRIC TOYS AS A TEENAGER.

I RECEIVED MY EDUCATION IN INSTITUTIONS WITH BROKEN WINDOWS AND FRAGMENTED TABLES.

I’M A PRODUCT OF MOROGO AND CABBAGE, WILD SPINACH MY FAVOURITE RELISH.

I WASN’T BORN INTO A PRIVILEGED FAMILY DOES THIS MEAN MY DREAMS ARE INFERIOR TO YOURS…

AS A BOY I HAD TO SHARE A SINGLE BED WITH THREE SIBLINGS AND FOUR COUSINS.

ALCOHOL WAS A SCAPEGOAT FOR UNMET DREAMS AND LOST HOPE.

CANDLES AND PARAFFIN STOVES BURNING AND SHEDDING LIGHT TO THE FUTURE LIKE A SOOTHSAYER.

PLANS OF THE FUTURE UNDEFINATE ALL I HAD IS A PRAYER.

I WASN’T BORN INTO A PRIVILEGED FAMILY DOES THIS MEAN MY DREAMS ARE INFERIOR TO YOURS…

AS I GROW INTO A MAN MY ASPIRATIONS EVOLVE AND MY CHILDHOOD DREAMS SLOWLY TURN INTO A NIGHTMARE.

I’M TRAPPED IN A DUNGEON BELONGING TO A TRIBE THAT’S REPUGNANT.

I’M LOST FOR WORDS FOR THEE END IS ALREADY WRITTEN.

I FEEL THE REMAFICATIONS OF HOW MY ANCESTORS WERE ONCE BITTEN.

I WASN’T BORN INTO A PRIVILEGED FAMILY DOES THIS MEAN MY DREAMS ARE INFERIOR TO YOURS…

EVERYTIME I CLOSE MY EYES AM AMBUSHED BY NEUROTIC VISIONS.

ALL THAT I KNEW IS NOT THE SAME ANYMORE.

A DIFFERENT FORTUNE PROPOSES TO ME.

 A TRANSFORMED SPECIES I’M MEANT TO BE.

LIKE IT WAS SAID THE TRUTH WILL SET ME FREE.

I WASN’T BORN INTO A PRIVILEGED FAMILY DOES THIS MEAN MY DREAMS ARE INFERIOR TO YOURS…

 MY HEART WARNS ME AGAINST THE WICKEDNESS OF MY MIND.

HOW I’M PHYSICALLY BLIND AND THE URGE TO OPEN MY SPIRITUAL EYES.

HOW I WAS DECEIVED THROUGH THE LEGACY OF THE COLONIAL LIES.

CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT THING IN LIFE AND IT’S UP TO YOU HOW HIGH YOU RISE.

TOMMOROW IS UNKNOWN FOR TODAY YOU’RE ON THE THRONE.

LIKE A VICIOUS DOG STAY ON THAT BONE.

I CANT CHANGE THE PAST BUT I CAN INFLUENCE THE FUTURE AND FOR THAT I’M PRIVILEGED.

 

By: M.D.B

 

Edited By: M.D.B

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