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Moral Miranda: A Poem by Nathalie Taghaboni

27 January 2011 87 views One Comment

Poet Nathalie Taghaboni

Moral Miranda

By Nathalie Taghaboni (copyright NKT Commess University)

You have the right to hate me but not to hurt me

You have the right to ignore me, but never EVER to stop me

From attaining the fullest of my measure

You have the right to keep your culture and language

You do NOT have the right to subsume mine

You have the right to record your history

You do not have the right erase or rewrite mine

You have the right to travel the world but not to destroy or rename mine

You have the right to your religions, God and gods but not to denigrate mine

My Loa are of the air, of the water, of the sky and earth and of my ancestors

They sustain me as yours sustains you

I no longer care about the whys of what was done in the past

I care for my future and wish to shape it myself

You do not know me do not try to invent my image

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  • Camille said:

    I love it. Powerful yet simple. Well done

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