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by Isaac Kakula

Who am I, who am I, who am I?
They call me a citizen and a conqueror.
They say I am affluent, intelligent,
Responsible, successful and a great writer.
But that’s not what I am.
So, who am I?

Who am I, who am I, who am I?
They say I am kind, loving,
Compassionate, and caring.
They call me a pastor
Because I am a Christian.
They say I am hardworking
Because I achieve wonders.
They say I’m a caretaker and leader
Because I’m of noble character.
Others say I’m a failure
Because I perform poorly academically.
But none of these truly define who I really am.
So, who am I?

Who am I, who am I, who am I?
They say I’m a Namibian.
Others say a Motswana.
But these do not satisfy my true self.
So, who am I?

Who am I, who am I, who am I?
They call me an African child,
An orphan, a refugee, an asylum seeker,
An outcast.
But their words do not reach my bone marrow
And that does not make me what they say I am.
So, then who am I?
Who am I…
Who am I…
Who am I…?

Isaac Kakula
About Isaac Kakula

Isaac, 19 years old, was born in Namibia and is currently living the Dukwi refugee camp in Botswana. He joined LEEP in 2015 and is passionate about learning and improving his leadership skills.

2 Comments

  • Wrinkles of the skin are nothing compared to wrinkles of the soul…. Keep it up isaac
    6:17 AM - 6 May, 2015

    Life does not ask us to be the biggest or the best it asks us only to try.

  • DEQO mahad
    7:08 AM - 6 May, 2015

    Wow. This poem touched my heart. Thanks 4 sharing Isaac. Um so proud of u

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