I-Am

My life. My world. My being

I don’t know enough about a lot
Searching for answers
Using lies to disguise
That maybe my life, my world, my being
Isn’t as put together as it seems 

I will search the stars
And very far
To come up with the reasons
To hide the scars that
Make up my life, my world and my being
Then I’ll wipe away my tears 

If you will listen
If you as least pretend
If you try to comprehend
Ask the right question
Listen close to the words that are
My life, my world, my being
Hopefully it’ll be clear

- Mwaka Mshanga