You say lead and

people say follow.

Everything you do, speak and wear

will be accounted for that moment,

any moment, despite the saying

“Only God and nobody else can judge you”

because society has constructed an ideology,

a fixed norm from which you cannot deter.

Social stigma attached to everything,

insulting me about my own identity by

fools who only make me prouder and stronger

about the rich blood that flows through my body

full of rich history, culture and language

that my ancestors fought for by forging empires and

great nations to mark their place in history.

Not to be mocked

but to be feared.

Not to be forgotten

but to be remembered.

About haringeyunchained

Haringey Unchained is a collective of students aiming to show case the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form College in Tottenham, London. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London. We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.

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