Don’t let them split your spirit
Put a bolt across your smile
Lock out the light from your eyes
Make you a poster on their stile.
Break free, breathe , sing full throated
You alone , your keeper be
Stitch together piece by piece
The raiment of your destiny.
No, it will not come on a platter
Served with dignity
So what, there by your own chosen path
Is a banquet of berries.
Your smile is yours , your light is yours
Your warmth, your nurturing arms
You’re fragrantly rich, don’t you see ?
You don’t need no alms
Picture credits; Abru Manoj. He called it “Dreamlocked”