‘Speak the truth and spare the lies’
‘Speak the lies and spare the truth’
Whichever way, the truth can no longer be sieved from our lies
Nor the lies from our truths
We are drenched in deceit!

The footprints that once led us faded away long ago
Leaving us to unending calamities
That sets disputes between and within races
Giving rise to sore hatreds and killings without pity

Etch my name on the plastered wall of our hypocrisy
And let it rot there
Our act sucks!
And our laws are swimming in the pool of confusion

Have we forgotten we were all raised from dusts?
Or we’ve been blindfolded by the indecipherability
Of what we call truths and lies?
We now live on scripts written by unspecified beings,
Submitting our loyalty

Either black or white
A tanned skin or not
A Philippine or a Nigerian
From the Africa continent or Asia;
Privileged or not,
We remain in one planet, Earth.
And classed as ‘Homo sapiens’!

Let xenophobia be buried fear’s grave
And we’d engrave on her obituary, the words:
‘We are Homo sapiens; we are one’

 

By: Oluwatosin Faith Kolawole