If I was born
If I were born in a land not like here
Or far away in country not my own
What would I see? what would I hear?
Would I have friends or be very alone.
If I knew not peace and only war
And domination was the rule of law
Would I be the same old me
Would I still be filled with bigotry
If my plight were different
My privilege gone
Would I be me
Or would I see the wrong.
If my life were threatened
And horrors were my life
Would my morals go
Would I pick up the knife.
But I sit and watch the idiot box
Safe from harm with no Brain engage
With total rage
Coming here it’s hell
You know what I’d say
Go home I would tell……….
Stop stop stop again
Is not your life
A lottery gift
Where you were born
A chaotic shift
What if you were born
In a different place
A different race.
Wales Germany China Iraq
Would you still
The same opinions bark.
Are we not on one whole earth
Why because you were born in one part
You get more worth
When a child dies in foreign field
No different level of pain does a parent yield.
What is race but a dividing line
Would I be more attuned to pine
One race I see when it comes to birth
All the same, human race, born on earth.