Source: Why we Write.
I tell you these words in utmost confidence child.
Prepare for a war; a war against yourself.
People are coming child.
People who will sap the life out of you.
These people will attack you when you least expect it.
They will ambush you when your guard is down.
They will come for you child.
Oh yes they will!
They will come for you because you have the love they so badly need.
They will come for you because of your never ending determination.
They will come for you because you constantly choose to stand for yourself.
They will come for you because you dare to question the current state of affairs.
They come for you because of your insatiable thirst for knowledge and understanding.
They will come for you because the child from your loins is already born a hero.
They will come for you because you are never broken, no matter how much they try.
They will come for you because you attempt to liberate your tribe every day.
They will come for you because they hate “woke” folks and instead want easily gullible sheep.
They will come for your because they see your own skin colour as a threat; a reason to mistreat you.
They will come for you because you are a barrier to their own selfish ways.
They will come for you because you don’t wallow in ignorance and learned people are dangerous child.
They will beat your back and break your spirit.
They will rape your women and cripple your children.
They will steal your traditions while erasing your people’s beliefs.
They will infringe your sacred space without your consent.
Oh my child!
If you are brave then listen to me.
It’s your time to stand up, to be strong and fight back.
It’s your duty to lead your people to the freedom they so badly seek.
Because they will come for you.
My child, they will come for you because that is what they do best,
Silence the seekers of truth.
© NYAR AFRIKA 2017.