I remember this one sunny afternoon I was having a stroll in campus because the trees always provided a cool environment and I overheard a group of students in the parking lot talking about life challenges, peer pressure among many other things. Other than their really expensively clad clothes, there was this one student you could clearly tell was not from a very affluent family like the rest given that he was the only one not dangling car keys and by the look of things was among “the route 11” guys like myself. What caught my attention is what the “rich kids” were telling their fellow student. They kept telling him that he will never move from “grass to grace” because he was not well-connected and also his family did not really have rich powerful people to help him get to the next level. This really got me irritated and pissed off because their sentiments and comments were totally uncalled for. I mean, not everybody who is in the “big leagues” was born there. Most people had to work really hard for years so that they could not only “break the glass ceiling but actually shatter it”. As I walked away, my mind was stuck on the things we are told we can not do because of this or that as you grow up. The truth is that, no one really knows what the future holds. Who told the “rich kids” that 5 years from now they will still be enjoying their parent’s money? Don’t they know that money is a “visitor” and one should take care of it? Money is exhaustible and can end at any time? Anyway, this issue got me thinking about “Who Said” and this is what my angry version of me came up with;
The Weak cannot be Stong
The Beautiful cannot be Ugly
The shy cannot be Confident
The Fearful cannot be Courageous
WHO SAID? AGAIN I SAY WHO SAID?
The foolish cannot be Clever
The Poor cannot be Rich
The voiceless will never be heard
The Crazy cannot be Sane,
The Powerful cannot become Powerless
The Meek cannot be Arrogant
The Loyal cannot be Disloyal
The Primitive cannot become Cultured
AGAIN I ASK WHO SAID?
The Evil cannot become Good
The Oppressors cannot become the Oppressed
The Deceitful cannot become Honest
The lazy cannot become hardworking
AGAIN I ASK WHO SAID???
“Don’t Live In The Prison Of Opinions That People Will Make For You.”
“Also, Be Willing To Go Alone Sometimes Because Not Everyone Who Started With You Will Finish With You And That Is Okay.”
BY Eva Mwangi.