Dreadie

First, they saw a quiet dude and some thought He was shy

A lot said it’s just a matter of time it will all fly

Then, they saw one with a thing for caps and some said it was jazz

Few dared to find out “why?” saying He wasn’t of their Class

Next, he started keeping Afro and some thought it’s “youthful exuberance”

Very few could make sense of it all, others saw him as a nuisance

Now he keeps dreads,

Some fear he has taken it too far, and cry out their fears

Out of concern, I asked him “why be different?”

He looked at me with a smile, Shook his Head and walked away.

“Damn, damn these introverts” I said to myself


- Diary of an Earthling, z.g.barwa [Silent Conversations in 2008]

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