Surrender

I want to surrender.

I long to be more than a gateway to money and violence,
so I surrender my privilege.

I want to be an instrument of peace,
to build nations instead of break souls,
so I surrender my strength.

I want to symbolise change,
so lead and I will follow
as I surrender my location,
instead of in front, behind you is where I shall stand
but if you wish for companionship, then beside can be where my pride rests.

I want to surrender.

I want to give up all the things that make us struggle to relate,
like the misogyny and the old ways of how things should be,
I like the way they are,
the way we’ve agreed on.

Jade Novelist ©️  2019