I am from a place where people judge you for your faults and mistakes;
yet you are brave enough to come out in the open and own up to them.
I am from a place where people drag you down and hold your past against you.
A place where people will not forgive you but keep reminding you, “wena uyisoni”.
I am from a place where people speak and preach about God
yet practice the devil’s deeds.
A place where scribes and Pharisees tie up heavy loads and place them on men’s shoulders
but they themselves will not lift a finger.
I am from a place I want to call a house of prayer
but it has turned into a house of pretence.
I am from a place called Church Emlazi.