The Question Boy

In an interview with a Chinese language instructor teaching in South Africa, the interviewee, who was ‘born a crime’ as the third kid in his family under China’s One Child Policy, shared his experience of reflecting on cultural differences between China and Africa: “People call me ‘the question boy’ because I like reflecting on my observations and experiences. There are so many questions to ask.”

The Question Boy

His arrival is a long-expected relief
His first sound a rebellious scream
His steps soft but ambitious
His curiosity locked in his dreams

His red scarfs light up the coldest winters
His thick glasses reflect the greatest thinkers
His white shoes land on the farthest beaches
On his dazzling journey of searching

For destiny and where it leads
For freedom and what it means
For truth and how it springs
For answers he never expects to receive

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