Lets pretend we are happy. The golden sun rays are bouncing off the sidewalks the children are playing hopscotch on those side walks, carrying red balloons in their laughter and brightly coloured rainbows are painted across their faces. Lets pretend the weather isn't changing. lets pretend it isn't raining lets pretend, the cold raindrops are not seeping into the cracks in the sidewalks and the hooded men, are just passing by..
lets pretend that seasons change and the cold glances I get from the neighbours barred windows are only temporary
lets pretend that babies are not born everyday
lets pretend the do not have to carve themselves out into a world full of wishful thinking and the amount of sun in their skin determines their fortune
lets pretend we arnt the ones carving that future into them
lets pretend that bodies dont walk for miles and miles bounded in chains
lets pretend bodies were not trained to be targets for dogs
lets pretend bodies don't hang, bodies don't float bodies don't die in vain
lets pretend its all forgotten no stories told no lessons learnt just a casual poem.
poem is about the cycle of humanity, the beauty of human connections, the darkness that connection brings as well as a lot of contradictions about the world that we are raised to believe is ours and yet..really its just history repeating itself.. Enjoy