By: Mutoni Oliva
Davis College Akilah Campus, Akilah, Rwanda
Here I am standing strong
Holding hands of my own
Feeling loved and united
Screaming loud with my voice
This is what I came to tell
My choice, chance, family
All rolled into one
My home is my foundation.
I remember the day I was born
Too young to see the danger
Too blind to see the evil
fear making me run away
From those who loved me
Pushing me down into the vanity,
blindfolding me from every reality
The walls of my foundation protected me
From outside forces
Made me stand tall and never let fall.
They removed me from dark zone raising me to a comfort zone
Desperate for their love
Encouraging me to win not to lose
They trusted me when others doubted me
Every time I fell they pushed me up
Even shedding tears never let me drop one
Their support is till the end as always in the start.
My home dragged me through hard days
Brought a smile on my face that stays
What would I do without you dear home?
Your love and care stays in my heart
Beautiful sealed with a ribbon of trust
Soft and tender it’s warm and calm
Peacefully resting in my treasured mind.
The epitome of sacrifice, kindness of your heart
Taught me the value of the right start
The many compromises which you made for me
No one could see but I had to see
A perfect role that you played in my life
Helped me with my struggle and strive.
You are someone who loved me no matter who I was
Someone who cared for me no matter what happens
Someone who understands the deepest of my feelings
Someone who shares the best trust i have ever found
Someone who never change even if the whole world does
That someone it is my first love well known as my home, my foundation my entire world.
Your reflection is enough for me to know
Your laughter feels my heart with joy
Your love is silent when you show the many things that you do for me
When I close my eyes and I don’t see you I feel that I have lost in all
Your my light at the end of the tunnel
Today is because of your love that makes me stand tall
My home, your love and longing in life it’s the thing that I want all mine
Promise me that it will never change but will remain the same in hue
My home, your foundation is an inspiration for my life
I am blessed to belong to this sunshine that shines every day
I am not shy to say that with you I am only surviving and destined to fly
You are a home and without I would be homeless.