For Jamel Myles

For Jamel Myles

For what good is humanity

If time and time again, it fails

To achieve its one primal aim

Which is to accept, love

And protect those under its wings

Regardless of our differences?

If all it does is reveal the evils

Amongst us

Spill our blood on the pavements

And spit our cries for freedom and

Liberation

Back in our faces

If somewhere in the world

A young dream like me –

Like all of us

Is about to melt into nothing

All because he has chosen to

Live and love so unapologetically that

It threatens us

They say love your neighbours

As yourselves

But as the days go by

I’m starting to realise that

We only choose to love those

We deem worthy of

Love.

Written by Ejiro O.

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