I’m looked upon as filth..
A curse,
A nuisance,
In isolation…
I feel discrimination.
What did I do?

Life has decided what I would be.
I did not choose life, life chose me.
Is it not unfair,
That I be judged
And made to feel no worth?

I’m marked,
My clothes of white,
My shaven head,
Explain the shame,
Yet, am I to blame?

My culture weighs upon my shoulders,
Discrimination like big boulders.
Diversity, inequality, indifference,
No one should be subdued to these.

No race, no status, no illness, or religion,
No gender, no culture
should evoke feelings of discrimination.

Written by BJDankers 2010


Rise Up!

You may feel you cant go on,
But this I tell you friend.
You have supernatural strength,
Strength that has no end.

I believe that you can stand,
Head held high again.
Your inner person
Being renewed,
Despite the constant strain.

Rise up friend!
There’s much too do
Don’t miss out on life’s beauty!
The world is waiting
just for you
To rise up
And do your duty.

And when you rise
You’ll feel the ground
still firm beneath your feet.
Angels cheering all around
The King upon his seat.

Weary soul, rise up I say
With all that is inside you
Enjoy abundant life that’s yours
Rise up!Rise up today!

Written on 30 March 2013