Death By A Thousand Kisses

All Over Africa
There They Are
Everyday Brothers & Sisters
Fighting For Recognition To Be Alive
So Many To Count In Their Tribes
Living In The Shadows Pretending To Be Normal
Too Great The Danger Were They To Step Into The Light
Safety The Sanctuary In Remaining Hidden
Secrecy Reveals Truth
Judgement Awaits You
With Every Word Spoken
The Swinging Of The Hips
In Each & Every Step
To The Clothes Commanding Discomfort
Enraging The Blood Thirsty Observers
Seeing Fashion Sensing Nonsense
Self Appointed Censors
Passing Judgement Leading To Fields
Swallowing Those Innocent Lives
Whose Souls Accompanied With Hymns & Choruses
As Flowers Are Placed Above Coffins
Enclosing Defeated Battered Abused Bodies
Being Laid To Rest
Finally In Eternal Peace
Written by Laluma
Author's Note
My apologies for this contribution which is not a celebration but a personal view of the current realities of the freedom that remains a dream for the African people who live and behave in ways that do not conform to societal norms.
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
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