I am subaltern-a poem

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I am subaltern

That’s why they don’t like me

I am subaltern

That’s why they deny me

I am subaltern

That’s why they devoice me

I am subaltern

That’s why I don’t know

 

Stupid

Crazy

Wrong

Weak

Incorrect

That’s what they think of me

 

Rude

Arrogant

Bull-shitter

Unread

Fucked up

That’s what they think of me

 

I am subaltern

That’s why they ignore me

I am subaltern

That’s why they forget me

I am subaltern

That’s why they override me

I am subaltern

That’s why I don’t know

 

I am subaltern

That’s why I don’t know

 

I am subaltern

A child of colonisation

I am subaltern

Living a life colonised

I am subaltern

Fighting to be decolonized

 

I am subaltern

I survive

I am subaltern

I reconcile

I am subaltern

I create

 

Ahmar Mahboob

Dec 19, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

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