I am Just Human

You look a little shaken

Disturbed and afar taken

You even think I am alien

I am just human


On the streets when I walk

With your eyes staring stalk

Muffled speech whisper talk

I am just human


My skin color your concern

Whenever I pass you must turn

Your mind’s questions I can discern

I am just human


Since birth I have had questions

For my parents endless petitions

The society has no submissions

I am just human


My skin color is an issue

No pigmentation in my tissue

Black is only on my shoe

I am just human



Albinism is no disability

And I am not a commodity

Dad, mum, I am no liability

I am just human


Treat me like you do others

Mwalimu teach me like the others

Sisters and nieces am just a brother

I am just human


I have accepted my condition

I am happy with my situation

Albinism is just a color

I am just human


Photo credits: Yegon Emmanuel(lensofadventureke on IG)

Location: Ilula school Eldoret

Event: #albinismIsjustAColour

















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My name is Emmanuel Yegon. Trained Communicator, Passionate storyteller with a bias toward smartphone storytelling. I am the Co-Founder and Communications Director at Mobile Journalism Africa. This platform is dedicated for human interest stories and features. Ask me about #MoJo