If I could pretend I was not you, I would
Pretend your blood did not flow in my veins. I could
Walk away, if we were not moulded on the same cloud.
If your mother was not mine, I might
Have peace and not want to keep up this fight
For your freedom; for light!
If your child was not my child, embedded
In the depths of my skin, our hearts blended
Into one; hope never ended,
If I had never walked with you,
I could pretend I never felt your dew,
On scared feet, walked through.
We are one, bonded beyond words;
Beyond fears and heart ache, our history links
Us, I can’t forget river banks,
Joyful children, family and friends written
In blood stains that I can never erase, if beaten
Out of me. Home I am smitten
With you and all you could be
Even in strife beauty unfulfilled is all I see!
Zambia, you is home to me.
written November 12th 2013