Poems for Peace competition – Highly Commended: Tito Molokwu

Contributor/s : Tito Molokwu

Recorded on date : November 30, 2020

To My Future Child- December 2018

To My Future Child,

I long for your days to never know the destruction of tyrants,

Colour trumping compassion, regime abolishing reconciliation,

The future must know that peace is acceptance

I wish that each person, over the shouts of division, whispers unity, cessational spirants,

Respect not possession over the wombs and lands we come from, will be taught across nations,

I desire a world for you in which compliance, submission to the system is offensive

In which men do not just inherit the original sin of pompous power and greed

Because peace is proactive

Humankind will choose to work towards understanding, amity as their incentive

As people choose to sacrifice to suffice not only their own need,

I expect those who have authority to show you what dissension causes,

The travesties as a result of the gravity of gluttonous rule and regime

Your generation will know that peace is predicated on learning

This way when faced with repetition, to remind of the past there will be no pauses

Our mistakes will not be distant memories or a sadists’ wishful daydream

For so long we watched wars raging, as if there was nothing we could do

For so long we gave in to the idea that love was a verb impossible to achieve.

But It takes faith, starting with every human.

It simply cannot exist is if you do not believe.

Because I know that peace is possible. And so must you.

Tito Molokwu

17 years old

Watford Grammar School For Girls

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