To Be Human

‚Mensch sein ist ermüdend

Hast du das auch schon


To be human is quite tiring

Have you found that as well?

To be human means work

To become one

Have you noticed my man

From foreign lands?

To be a good human being

Means to work on yourself


And don’t tell me that I’m

A racist

If I’m trying to teach you

A bit of Western culture

As you have taken chances

To come and stay here.

I’ve been to Africa for a long

Time and although I’ve found

Friendship and respect and

Learned a new language

Just one criminal act of invading

My private space at home

Has ruined my believe

In a country we could have

Shared together in peace and

With goodwill

Just like Madiba had envisaged

And preached.

And yet you’ve turned the tables

And then left your land

To seek an easier life abroad

Where people enjoy the fruit

Of their forebears

Who worked very hard for it.

Are you prepared to do the same?



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