As soon as I let out the first cry
the loins that vomitted me raised
me above his shoulders to see the world
Though I couldn’t see beyond his
shoulders, he whispered this is our world
into my little ears still smeared with blood.
At a time when my intellect could sieve
I began to walk simple paths with no
cause for alarm. Eyes watched me grew
as I ran from one heart to the other just
to know the ocean of questions I got.
To Jesus’s feet was I told to drop my cross
That I did with no single knowledge of why
That same feet hurried me to the Prophet
after many years of thirsting for more.
Now am I the fence
Erected between the Bible and the Qur’an
Making sure things get right someday.
When you pull me down
Another fence will surely rise.
Until man sees man before seeing religion.
Bard Tosin Morakinyo