Thursday, January 19, 2017

USA Africa Dialogue Series - iPoem 11: Is It a New Day Today?

Is It a New Day Today?

Is it a new day today
in Trump's America?
I was told the "people"
have spoken, with
Democracy's permission
but have we been heard?
What happens to all the votes
of those other people?
What about all the acrimonies,
bigotry and racial slurs?
Is this a new day today,
that stirs my simmering fear
and the naive questions
from those children whose
innocence time is about
to rupture?
What message should we
send back to King, Jr.?
Well...bigotry won Georgia
and Mississippi is still sweltering!
How do we interpret
the white stares that isolate
me immediately I step
into Walmart?
Or the special treatment
Any time I'm at the airport?
Is it a new day today
in God's own land,
or even God himself is afraid?
Have we finally crossed the
boundary that separates
dream from nightmare?
Is the cock crowing a new day
to correct the blasphemous
darkening of the White House?
Is it a new day today
in the migrant's land
where audacity dares?
Does Liberty still hold the beacon
to yonder lands of the hopeful
and the scared?
Divided we stand:
racism's logic reigns!
Fear is now inaugurated
White has triumphed
All things non-white cower
Black, White, Brown
We all are humanity!
We will all earnestly
stand together, heart to heart
in all our broken places
we will climb the walls and
scale the bigoted breaches
we will breach nightmare's
ramparts, and overthrow fear!
We all are humanity!

Adeshina Afolayan, PhD
Department of Philosophy
University of Ibadan


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