Maktub.

The only thing to be feared is comfort in servitude.
Death is only a necessary evolution.
In the fight for our humanity,
We will not tire.
 
South Africa is no home to me,
for I am no slave of a colony.
I am a free man,
and a slave to none but God’s work.
 
All men must die,
and I intend for death to find me doing my people’s work,
God’s work.
 
Black is no curse,
neither is it synonymous with poverty, misery
and all the evils they would have us believe.
 
There will be no rest.
 
As Moses liberated the Jews from their slavery in Egypt,
so too shall we set ourselves free from our misery.
But look not for Moses, not for Mandela, not for me.
Look only for yourself.
 
And if still you find no inspiration,
you need only look to the millions of black children in the world today born into a life of perpetual servitude.
 
Do not for one second be mistaken.
This world was built on the backs of our fathers and mothers
who came before us.
The elevation of the few,
and the degradation of the many,
came at the expense of the exploitation of the black nation.
the yellow nation,
the red nation.
I am, first and foremost,
a servant of humanity,
a guardian of the truth,
a protector of the youth.
 
And you will forgive my insolence
if I find no truth in suffering
no truth in pain.
 
Black people deserve freedom no more than any other people,
not because they are black,
but because they are people.
 
And for as long as our lives are worth less than paintings, lions, and serving the status quo,
you’ll forgive me
if I choose to serve my people
the only way I know how,
with my life.
 
I have not an ounce of hate in my veins
for no man, no woman, no child, no colour, nor creed.
 
Ours is only a revolution of love,
a love for truth,
a love for humanity,
a love for my people.
 
A love so deep
that it allows me to see no rest,
till all my people are free.
 
Free from fear.
Free to love.
Free to be.
 
God bless all her children.
 
Maktub.
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