When Life is a Work of Art: Inspired by Eminem’s “Like Toy Soldiers”

How do you protect your privacy, when your life is a work of art?

Just keep normal. Do like everyone else is doing. Don’t be different—just don’t try even when you are. Just keep normal. It’s not that hard

“Normal life”

Is there anything as such?

Figures. Symbols. Sculptures. Heroes around me tell many stories

But meaning is mine

My own responsibility, this much I know

This much I understand. Infact, I excel at interpreting symbols of life

But how about the many out here who doesn’t know how best to interpret these signs in their own interest?

May be let’s say, everybody owes it to themselves. Right. Nobody gives a fuck! Yet I seem to carry the weight of society on my shoulder. Why should I?


Published by Gabriel Ndayishimiye

Gabriel Ndayishimiye lives in London, Ontario. He is a writer with a passion to contribute to Black history and literature; and the author of “Run Elvin” (forthcoming), a memoir written for youth from marginalized backgrounds. This book tells Gabriel’s academic/life experiences from refugee camps in East and Southern Africa and now from the metropolis of the western world. The story aims to inspire and motivate such demographic of youth to take up given opportunities to be creative, achieve success, and develop resilience to fight the challenges of life.

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