Moses’ Song

Inspired by Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners

I’m still grinding on the same roads,

tryna dodge the snakes in them plain clothes,

I was tryna find my way home,

but got lost up on the way bro,

This my letter to the colonisers,

they took away tradition now we feeling priceless,

thinking to myself is this really worth it,

not tryna paint you an image that is picture perfect,

I can tell the truth beneath their lies,

there’s a different story behind each eye,

I packed up my bags and left the mother land behind,

they took away my chances filled my soul with fire,

And when they see u black they think they know ur story,

travelled across the globe to make it better for me,

ever since I’ve been here they been scheming on me,

tryna start a family but now I’m feeling lonely.

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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