I Am Not An Ape -Raimi Babatunde


Stop the racism
I am not inferior
I am not an Ape
Infact, i am superior
I am strong
I am intelligent
I am rich

In culture and resource
I am not an Ape
I am the cradle of civilization
In the vastness of my continent
Lays riches untold
In the depth of our waters
A natural habitat for research
Lays the wealth of Africa

You have no regards for me
Because you assume superior mentality
You think you are a god
Because you are called tosolve my problems
You think i live on trees
But guess what?
I am not an Ape
I represent the future

You think you made me
So, you have ownership mentality
Yes you me feel worthless
Turned my people against me
Changed our mentality
Religion and culture
Bringing about divisiveness
But guess what?
The scales are fallen

My eyes are open
To see and behold who i am
A creation of destiny
Crafted in the hands of the Master Porter
As a trailblazer
Your colonization changed me
A better part of who i am
It gave me a second class nature
A slave mentality
That cannot be better than the Master

My friend, guess what!
Africa is rising
Africa is awoken
From the deception of yester-years
We were divided through tribal lines
We allowed corruption to fester
With self inflicted suppression
But not anymore

We are risen
Africa arise
Let us change the narratives
Let us rewrite the books
Let us change our mentality
That generations yet unborn might benefit
That we may soar
In a continent so blessed
Yet so poor

Let the state of origin go
Let the hand of tribalism whither
That we may abide as one
That we may speak but with a voice
For surely
The voice of the people
Is the voice of God
Listen to me, Friend
I am not an Ape
You are my brother
From another mother
Separated by the seas

My blood is neither black nor white
Yours is not yellow or green
Our blood is red
So, who brought the division?
Wrong education i guess
Now that we know
That we are one
That on our transition
Our depth will be the same
When we are committed to mother earth

Let us work together
Synergize for growth
That we may build a better world
For all and sundry
As first citizens of the world
If you say i am an Ape
Maybe, you are right
For family related by blood
Can identify their relatives
By mere sighting
Even if they never met
I am not an Ape

About The Writer

Babatunde Raimi is an internationally published author, life coach and poet. Mentored by Robert Kiyosaki, He has mastered the art of solving economic, educational, political and societal ills by proffering applicable intellectual solutions all over the world.

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