“I was made to feel a lesser human being, he said”
coz I work harder
own just enough to survive.
Every commercial mocks my choices
Every mall crucifies me for the brush I use
Every friend teases the pattern of my collar
Every relative ridicules my poor girl.
But then I say
I have a place to sleep
food to eat
a loving heart to dwell
a wife to watch
a son to hold
a book to read.
I live in joy
beyond the shopping bags,the jazzy cars,neon lights, techno toys.
I live in love
beyond the emoticons,the likes, the clicks, the selfies
I live in peace
away from photo ops and the diarrhea of uploads
I smile even with no camera around.
Trust me I even manage to give!