A Monologue by BoldlyLoc’d
No, I have never been called Moses of my people. I am not my ancestors. Yet, I am honored to obtain the blood of those who passed over many waters. Although, they faced new territories they learned to overcome being “a stranger in a strange land.”
No, I have never been elected Provisional President of Africa. I am not my ancestors. Yet, I realize all of my ancestors did not board the ships. Nor, did the ships just stop in North America. So, I don’t shun from my history because “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.”
No, I have never won a Nobel Peace Prize. I am not my ancestors. Yet, I strive to destroy the self-hatred of our people. Above all, I’m filled with a need to build a loving and trusting relationship between our brothers and sister that we’ve lost, “reuniting the solid rock of brotherhood.”
No, I have not won a world heavyweight championship. I am not my ancestors. Yet, I continue to fight the fight that never attended for us to win. For certain, I realized that “the only thing that matters is submitting to the will of God.”
No, I have not replaced my last name with an X. I am not my ancestors. Yet, I stand firm with the truth of Isaiah chapter 62 verse 2.
An ancestor once said, “You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”
In other words, I am not my Ancestors. But I continue to strive to be.