|Artwork: cop. Heshima Denham|
Defiantly I stand in the midst of adversity and persecution, like a stone golem of old I am, impervious to the storm of conviction allayed against my very soul.
Defiantly I face those whose power is greater than my own. Like a warrior who is faced with unbeatable odds I fight on without pause.
Defiantly I look evil in its deceitful face though masked by false justice and spit in the eye of the oppressor.
Defiantly I march against my enemy, its allies and all who would advocate my destruction.
I am rebellion unbound.
Defiantly I face death and stand in prison like a standard that rallies all those who will no longer tolerate unjust imprisonment and who dare not falter in their battle for true democracy.
Defiantly I speak, defiantly I stand, defiantly I fight on, and will never surrender, never submit, never give in.
I am the unimprisonable, the unkillable, the unstoppable, the unenslavable; I am he who is spurned the world over yet who holds his head hight in the light of day.
I am the seed of ham. I am the Blackman. The Afrikan.
I am defiance.