I’m from a place where drug dealers don’t care about the future of the youth.
Where young women don’t use contraceptives, and throw their new-borns in the drains.
I’m from a place where young fathers abandon their own children and where school is a place to practise gangsterism.
I’m from a place where teachers don’t feel safe around learners because they carry guns and knives. And parents bury their children every weekend.
I’m from a place where single parents raise their children with tears in their eyes with no hope.
Where women and men don’t celebrate their sibling’s success
I’m from a place where young girls sell their bodies to buy weaves and clothes.
Where people who are HIV positive are scared to go to clinics to get medication, cause of the discrimination of others.
I’m from a place where you have to bribe people to get a job or to be in university.
Where elderly women are burned and killed and called witches.
I’m from a place where women and children are being killed and raped every day.
I’m from a place called Old Crossroads where there is no peace.