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.

Previous “Homosexuality is a crime in Nigeria and should remain so.” Donald Duke recants his comments that implied support for the LGBT
Next UNEXPECTED PLEASURES

About author

You might also like

Poetry 8 Comments

MY LOVER

She’s a beauty to be awoken by Hovering over me, she drags me from sleep with a kiss This, world, is the way of my lover. * She is a

Poetry 13 Comments

FEAR

You’re like a tongue of flame on a candle I’m like my little niece Fascinated by your luminance Wanting to be a part of it Staring with big bright eyes

Poetry 6 Comments

MISPLACED LOVE

You’ll know someone is THE ONE If your heart knocks your ribcage when they’re near This Sandra says *  My heart yearns for you alone My soul craves you, Ekene

1 Comment

Leave a Reply