I am not a huge tuber of yam sold for a piece of money

I am not cassava with eyes, hips and nose

I am not a large mass of land 

I am not a huge piece of clothing 

I am not a huge amount of money that exchange hands

I am human of flesh, blood and bone 

I have feelings, emotions 

I cry, I laugh, I get angry

I think, I want to explore and do more 

I should not live for a price hovering above my head

I should not be a damage control

I should not be a collateral

I should not be a form of exchange 

I am human I deserve more 

To learn, to speak, to stand for self 

To stand for what I believe in

I am human I should be treated so. 


Testing the waters....

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