Zuva is one of our newest contributors to A Cornered Gurl and she comes to the publication with strength, power, brutal honesty, and “black excellence” in her bones. I love reading this young one and she decided to answer the “Young Minds of Medium Inspiration Call” with the following piece entitled: The Making of a Government Manifesto–Erasure Piece. At nearly twenty-three years old, Zuva is already making waves with her work and if you are in her way, you will be moved. And now, for her poem as our featured work for the week:
The Making of a Government Manifesto–Erasure Piece.
Immigrants are “stealing your jobs” but really it’s machines
A homeless man asks me for change, the world is contactless now
Education is free when it protects and promotes government agenda
Does the voice of oppressors get silenced or do they learn how to whisper and
pass secret notes?
men are taught to hate feminists when we want to help them too. Nothing changes
Obesity is a money-making industry,
that’s why salads ain’t cheap
They’re crippling our NHS to privatisation
This is how it’s meant to be
Trump is to cause divide
And illustrate your rights still don’t matter
People are gunned down for being people
Children are shot then and called victims
*It is very easy to look at the world and just see the negative. But when you look again you can find and create hope.