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The Principle Thing

Introduction: Nowadays at every turn one reads or hears about “white privilege” a term that is used often and debated a lot in America. This is the storytelling (fictitious) perspective of a black “young adult” some may not readily have, a poetic reflection simply called “The Principle Thing” that gives food for thought.

The Principle Thing:

At every turn is “white privilege” uttered and sprawled, pointing to those with might of leverage.

Among the elite of her nation, this young adult once knew “black privilege” and was rolling in plentiful rations of dosh.

If black privilege is the turning up of the nose and the looking down at masses,

while effortlessly receiving a heads up in life and entry into doors that readily swing open,

then this young adult gladly exchanges her privilege for rations of love plentiful in the slums, scarce amidst her home of glitz.

What then of insurmountable heights of “white privilege”?

If white privilege is the turning up of the nose and the looking down at masses,

while effortlessly receiving a heads up in life and entry into doors that readily swing open,
then this young adult is void of envy.

For privilege, black or white augments not a man’s worth for all men are created equal and heals not a stony heart whose fate is eternal death, now that’s the reality!

The heart, like a tilted cistern overflowing with love, not privilege is the principle thing.

©09-Sept.2017 Deborah E.Nyamekye

Love one Another 


“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Nelson Mandela

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“20If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 21And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.” John, The Apostle of Jesus Christ (1 John 4:20-21 KJV)