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Because !!!

Because i am black    
this cafe is for the white    
   
Because i am poor    
This avenue is for the rich    
   
And because i am a native resident    
This town is only for the civilized    
   
And because i am a believer    
This church is for the atheists    
******    
   
And because and because and because !!!!    
And because you say i am bad,    
So all the world agrees with the fact    
That me being bad, makes me an easy target    
   
And because you are the chief    
So all you say must be, undoubtedly true    
   
And because i am the innocent    
You have the right to incriminate me    
And send me inside four scorched walls    
   
You have all the earth, with its width and length,    
With its oceans and forests and deserts, with its wilderness    
And you narrow my existence within four cement walls,    
   
" Leave me in the wild, i will be wisely civilized;    
Or, leave me with the Vip, i will be criminal    
Leave me with the rich, i will become arrogant    
leave me with the nobles, i will use racism against the Blacks    
Make me a true citizen, i will be corrupted townsman"    
   
That's what you want, the normal behaviour seen as extreme    
When spontaneity  becomes naivety, when originality is fallacy    
When honesty is hypocrisy, and when nature poetry becomes an old song    
and when modesty turns into arrogance, and knowledge becomes Ignorance.........    
   
What language shall a poet speak in to be understood by his peers ???    
Animals in the wild have ears, have hearts ,have harmony, have empathy, .    
Are blessed those shepherds in the pastoral open-mindedness, in the    
natural blogs, in the ritual-space gathering honesty, goodness and    
poetry............    
   
But, hold on! do you think i am vulnerable    
An easy scapegoat, or a gullible mouth-full ?    
   
Do you think that being poor makes me damned    
condemned to live in the trash dump, like a tramp !!!    
And being aborigine, turns me uncivilized    
Do you think being spontaneous means naive?    
   
We veer far from the truth as if we see it in a mirror    
reflected giving the anti-thesis; or the antonym of the true notion.    
the original definition, the genuine quality..
Written by poeticdelight (Hamid)
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