I am an African
not because I want to be African
but I’m African because I was born and raised
in the beautiful land of Africa.

I am an African
not because of my colour or raising.
but I’m African because my beautiful soul will be laid to rest
in the beautiful mountains and hills of South Africa.

Where I will be able to hear the rhythm
of the striking ocean, like the beating of drums
and the cello’s tweet of birds
and the breeze sighing over the ocean.

And I will be next to my heroes
Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela,
Hector Peterson, Steve Biko and many more.
May those who fought for the freedom we have today as a nation
who couldn’t tell they stories of yesterday,
may their souls rest in peace.