‘It is the status quo’, it will never change;
I was born into this reality;
There I basked like the king I am – like my fathers before me;
Little did I know – I was bound by ignorance.
Years passed, still I sat and ruled my ‘kingdom’;
Till a stranger found ways to my paradise;
I welcomed him with an open heart – but he refused my kind gestures;
Little did I know – The walls that guarded my generational legacy was about to crumble.
I beckoned unto him – who refuses a good gesture?;
This isn’t right, he said;
‘There is a whole world waiting for you and here you are bound by ignorance’ – I’d never heard stranger words;
He spoke like a fellow king, he was so sure.
Days passed – we talked for hours each day;
It was time for him to go – not before he made me desire a world I’d never known;
He left – little did I know desperate desires call for desperate measures.
Gradually, my kingdom was starting to shrink – I’d heard of a much bigger world;
I remember the stranger’s words – This calls for sacrifice;
I knew it at that moment : my desires would outweigh my fears;
I made the sacrifice for freedom – the pain I encountered was nothing compared to the joy of entering a new world.
I met my stranger again, his name was curiosity – the world was called knowledge;
Knowledge was beautiful and worth it – I’d been living like a king in my ignorance;
That sacrifice was nothing.