Royal or slave?

ROYAL OR SLAVE
Either a royal or a slave
If life was a palace where would you place?
Would you be a partaker in the merrymaking days
Or come out of corners to take the crumbs in the trays away
Either a royal or a slave
Would you be carried aloft in a palanquin?
With songs of praise being sung to your name
Or you would be the one heaving under the weight of wood, gold and a human body adorned in rich kente
Would you be the one to be paid homage to at durbar grounds?
Or be the one bearing gifts, walking distances your heels caressing the heat of the ground
It is either you are a royal or a slave
A king today, a slave tomorrow
Life is short and full of perils
Don’t wait for your time to come, life is unpalatable!
It is a very bumpy ride, your back and bottom is in trouble
Let us overthrow these royal pricks! What do you think?
We are capable of dreams and aspirations too
For the slave cleans, builds and only wills to survive
Royals eat, sleep and think on how to increase their strife
Don’t be fooled by those who call themselves good
If they were it is your freedom and choice they will hand over to you
It is either you are a royal or you are a slave
Do you enrich yourself with eureka ideas and expand your territories
Or you only lay in wait, dead in will and mind, awaiting orders to go and make someone ‘him’.
Have dreams and don’t sleep.
For you are either a royal or a slave
If life was a palace where would you place?

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