From a homeland of chaos and barbarity
I escaped to seek peace and prosperity
Wherever I went I was always a minority
Who’s subjected to scorn by the majority
Condemned to survive only through charity
The refugee camp was liberty in captivity
It was a hub of corruption and depravity
My very existence became like a cavity
Even my praying was a suspicious activity
My basic rights infringed with selectivity
I lost everything my family, friends, identity
In any society I became the foreign entity
To me life on this earth had lost its sanctity
Equaled to a whore who preaches chastity
My life lost its purpose I became a nonentity

I’m still a human being not a monstrosity
Deserving your humanity not animosity
I have been through a lot of adversity
Understand your acceptance is my necessity
I need it more than your pity and generosity

People who got within my close proximity
Regarded me with suspicion and enmity
As if I was a bringer of death and calamity
Like my face expressed religious extremity
Or like my features had a hideous deformity
Deemed a nuisance to the global community
Seemed to be the lowest form of humanity
My segregation was practiced with impunity
Indeed there was very little or no opportunity
For me to live in a world of peace, love and unity
Instead there was always a high probability
I would never achieve any form of stability
Regardless of my skills or natural ability
My devotion to succeed and my humility
My efforts would still have no credibility

I’m still a human being not a monstrosity
Deserving your humanity not animosity
I have been through a lot of adversity
Understand your acceptance is my necessity
I need it more than your pity and generosity

Bernard Owor

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