The place I’m from
Ikasi lama kasi
A place of poverty and injustice
Poverty leading to crime
Bang, Bang, Bang!
Its 3am in the morning, praying that whoever got shot is not someone you love and know.
A place with shattered dreams and deep scars.
People hurting but do not want to heal.
The anger and hurt its is what drives them to fight for another day.
Teenagers turn to alcohol and drugs for comfort.
They want to stop feeling while others never stop killing
Tired of having to watch your back every day.
Little boys are told to man up
Girls are taught to be submissive to the next rich guy that comes along.
Orphans and street kids joining gangs just to feel at home.
A place of broken dreams and lost hope.