I am the issue you set out to address,
But somewhere you lost me, this much you must confess
You used to desire, to bring about some change
But now you’ll discover that things remain the same.
You’re stuck on terminology, on jargon and verbosity
And I am overshadowed, by acronyms and policy
What happened to simplicity, you eloquently spoke,
Articulate in action, the barriers you broke.
What happened to the action in activism strategy?
It bonded with philosophy and soon become a theory
And workshop after workshop, our languages skills improve
But we are a movement and we should be on the move.
I am the issue, there are many just like me
And as you deliberate, I wait patiently
And slowly but surely the door closes on me
But frame work, plus action, plus passion is the key
About the author
Sam A.K.A Sam Poetical is a young LGBTI activist from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe who believes that artistic expression is the key to connecting issues to society and a great way to stimulate dialogue from personalization.