WE CAN SMILE


In the midst of the great turmoil, discontent and conflict,

In the face of dictatorship, mischief and many a misguided edict,

In the middle of great pestilence, suffering and pain,

In the cry of the unprivileged and times of no rain,

Nothing to gain, as we feign content,

With the intent to defect and protect the rich,

We each like leech, preach with blind eyes,

Or like mice scurry ahead to nothingness,

Or to bed with hunger apparent in our eyes,

Yet through it all, we can smile; go another mile, because we are alive,

From this life there is still something we can derive.

As we rummage through the rubbish bin searching for the next meal,

Empty the dump is, satisfaction as slippery as an eel,

The streets we fill, a coin we seek for bread and butter,

Our pleas you ignore, throw us aside, it’s like we don’t matter,

Our blood falls to the floor in a splatter,

You throw caution to the wind as you grow fatter and fatter!

Does it really to you matter?

That I am somebody’s son and somebody’s daughter?

Yet through it all we can smile, go another mile, because we are alive,

From this life there is still something we can derive.

“Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!” The verdict rings from the merciless jurors,

Convicted on flimsy grounds, sentence based on rumors,

Jailed for a crime not committed, death they say is the sentence,

Complainants line up after the other, in hyperbolic pretence,

We sense the scents of death in our breath,

Life really can be lost,

As they roast our existence and boast of their achievements made,

That we are left for dead is of no consequence as we await the sequence

Of prison without reason,

Yet through it all we can smile, go another mile, because we are alive,

From this life there is still something we can derive.

“Where is mummy? Where is daddy?” “What do you want?”

The pot-bellied, next-to-hairless, unkempt and raggedy looking man gets into a rant,

We work without pay just for meal and sack for which at night to lay,

Our confidence they slay and say we may never see the light of day,

We pray to stay okay all the way, as we neigh under the weights,

We are frail, mishandled like mail, hammered like a nail, tossed like a sail,

Our crime is being orphans, our tears like rivers flow,

We hope that our sun shall decide on us to one day glow,

Yet through it all we can smile, go another mile, because we are alive,

From this life there is still something we can derive.

Since when did pregnancy become an abomination?

Since when did reproduction not be a building block of this our great nation?

But babies today are not handled as little bundles of joy,

“Abortion is key,” we are told, their lives instructed to mishandle like a toy,

Their ploy to destroy and annoy the Maker,

You never seek to know the how and why this pregnancy we keep,

Your words piece our hearts like sharp knives so deep,

Our deeds you claim we shall reap,

Yet you condemn not the sluts of men, who without remorse rob us of our lives,

And take our treasure in the dark alleys and lonely pathways,

Trudging without shame and restraint into our rooms,

Yet through it all we can smile, go another mile, because we are alive,

From this life there is still something we can derive.

So where is the source of recourse, as we pause to resolve this great task?

We ask, can we bask from dawn to dusk and not see our fellows in pain?

What do we gain if we implore all to restore things as they were?

Set each of us at par, united we shall be, seeking for remain free,

So that through it we can all truly smile,

Go that extra mile,

Because our experiences can make us fully alive, when we become aware that from this life there is still something we can derive.

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One thought on “WE CAN SMILE

  1. 🙂 what the sun is to the flowers…. Smiles are to people…..

    U look xo much better when u smile , …* Kirk*
    :-):-):-)

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