• Milly Tamati

I Ask Myself, What If I Am Wrong?


You say we live in a world of distrust.

The media, the government, our neighbours.

I ask myself, what if I am wrong?


You say we live in a world of fear.

The conspiracies, the misinformation, the gossip. I ask myself, what if I am wrong?


You say we live in a world of control.

The masks, the lockdown, the curfews.

I ask myself, what if I am wrong?


You say we live in a world of corruption.

The doctors, the politicians, the wealthy few.

I ask myself, what if I am wrong?


You say we live in a world of false numbers.

Infections, pandemics, death.

I ask myself, what if I am wrong?


But, what if I am right?

If doctors who put patient lives above their own

Are not actually villains?


But, what if you are wrong?

The smartest minds on earth tell us it is so

Who am I to disagree?


What if your Youtube education

Doesn't grant you the right,

To walk outside, knowing that you are positive.


I say we live in a world of selfishness.

Where your freedom is more important than others health.

I ask myself, what if you are wrong?


I say we live in a world of brutality.

Your unmasked face sending a clear message That you believe your life is more worthy.


What if the real cruelty wasn't the virus

But the decision to not stand by humanity

I ask you, what if you are wrong?


Maybe I am wrong and maybe you are right

And this is an elaborate orchestrated theatre of control.

Yet I tell myself, I cannot take that risk.


Our grandchildren will look back at this period,

And lower their heads in shame. I hope that I am wrong.


















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