Equality.

I am 
3rd generation quarter 
Jamaican
With Irish blood
In the world I live in
I hope for more good
But We are surrounded
By constant
Separation.

I hope for the day we end this situation
For all race religion and orientation.

As We are the nation
Controlled by old fashioned traditions
Although they have been transitions
Hatred still gets the last word
And I find that absurd
As from what I was taught
From my own simple basis
No one is born homophobic
Or racist.

Love may be 
A four letter word
But then again so is hate
They conflict, always up for debate 
Who wins in the end?
I think it's a trend 
That's it's decided in a draw
As people do not know how to be kind anymore.

So in this time of constant aural unrest
Educate yourself
Do your very best
As in my lifetime I wish to see
A world living together
In equality 

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Don Matthews

Sun 9th Feb 2020 20:57

So good, and true, Keiron.....

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Binte Afroz

Sun 9th Feb 2020 18:02

Keiron,

I hope such a time there is in our lifetime when equality will exist "as people don't know how to to be kind any more" now.
A beautiful rhyme, depicting dejection, invoking hope at the same time.

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keiron higgins

Sun 9th Feb 2020 13:25

Thank you Keith.

Been no stranger to such slurs when i was a young man, i tried to bring an honest narrative to this piece as it's been written for a night based on the subject. Of course, i doubt we will ever see equality in our life as I strongly believe people still fear what we do not understand but the best we can do is hope.

thanks for reading.
K

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keith jeffries

Sun 9th Feb 2020 12:43

Keiron,

I immediately went into a rap mode as I began to read this poem. It is good. It appeals to my profound sense of injustice when we so glibly give people labels which are deeply offensive. Your words, "no one is born homophobic or racist" . People turn others into these ugly groups.

A well constructed poem. I enjoyed this and thank you

Keith

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