It is so sad that we are still debating issues of safety
while we live in cities with so many security checks,
When we never walk a mile without seeing a police van,
And that we have thousands of people occupying space in the army,
It is so sad that we have become like caged birds in our own communities
That each time we walk that someone wants to steal a piece of our joy
That each day in this life we are breeding monsters amongst us,
So where are we safe except in the vastness of our imagination?
So then, let’s keep imagining a better world,
Let’s create spaces of safety that we wish to live in,
Let’s raise the children we would like to see in the our world,
Let’s be the sisters we dream of having,
Let’s be the nurturers we wish we had
Let us the friends we would cherish and respect.
Let’s create that world wherever we can, whenever we can.
By Primrose Mrwebi, poet, actress, writer, facilitator