Do You See

Our cultures are on a low low

Bodies scroddled in different colours,

Tribes and cultures.

But we are now losing it,

We praise English yet we are forgetting

Our own languages.

We have sagging pants and tosticating tatoos

And we dress like Chris Adam models.

Hey, is the new greeting even with the elders,

We disregard the basics upon which our parents bore us,

We know nothing off our lineages, 

The heck we dont even know our cousins,

Do you see that your cousin might be 

the girl you are secretly dating?

 

Do you wonder at the reason behind

Your mama’s constant pushing

We know nothing of our history

The heck can you even draw our boundaries

Chill, is the new chastiser for every criticism

We don’t care for opinions if they’re not our own

We have “bipolar personalities” and “crazy exes” 

And we colour our hair every new month

We speak of vernacular as though

It’s not the language of our people

‘preciating multilingualism and globalisation

Yet we have nothing to show of our very own

Do you see that the cause you’re championing

Is only going to get you lost?

Shawn, as usual….OBUGALO!! Thank you for doing this with me! #UgBlogWeek

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