Poetry Blogs (South Africa)
Given what's happening in America right now, I suspect it won't be long before the First Amendment begins fighting for its life.
With that in mind, I thought I'd share my most successful poem to date, though it's hardly a poem at all.
It is based on my experience of living in South Africa during Apartheid.
In The Tradition Of The Star
This poem is censored.
I cannot mentio...
Friday 17th March 2017 1:08 pm
I hate being South African
My hate so filled with love
Because I love my country so much that it hurts
Deep in my heart of darkness
And its' roots run through me like water
Iinto the earth reaching every corner of my heritage
My fathers blood stained land
My mothers struggle
And people I love leave me
Their roots severed with blades Of greene...
Wednesday 9th March 2016 11:17 am
Not quite sure why your death affected me so much Lynette.
Left me very upset when I found out.
I'd just been to Tesco’s at Greenfield for Naomi. ...
Thursday 29th March 2012 3:21 pm
Black stars in the dark that shone so bright,
Pan continental sparks were reignited,
In a flood-lit calabash, man what a sight!
Eleven Ghanaians became Africa United.
For the global Diaspora of Africans whose numbers stretched to billions,
A short but welcome distraction from conflict and debt,
From the highest to the lowest, military to civilians,
Monday 10th January 2011 10:18 am
The Pervasive Poison of Apartheid (working title)
In the Rainbow Nation one colonial legacy,
Which we see persisting today unfortunately
Is an attitude from a more northerly latitude of 'I'm alright Jack!'
If neighbours from Mozambique or Zim
Should decide on migration in to find what they are seekin’,
Locals will say “they’re arrivin’ here ridin’, on a croco...
Monday 10th January 2011 10:11 am