out of grim necessity

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the grinding poverty here

the larvae burdened water

the elusive foreign currencies

lies told to get food aid

out of grim necessity

tired soils yielding nothing

the heavy rock of poverty

weighing heavily on their shoulders

the axe wreaking havoc

out of grim necessity

queues for never arriving grain trucks

the politics of food at play

souls up for sale here

'hunger in the belly rose to the brain'

out of that grim necessity

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Tue 8th Dec 2009 01:32

Jabulani, i have spent time with the UNITED NATIONS. i know all too well this story. The townships of Namibia before they gained their independence from south africa will never fade from my memory.


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Fri 4th Dec 2009 20:33

you understood me too well.some people in my country live on less than one united states dollar a day! we need no sympathy. we need equal rights and justice.thanks for the incisive appreciation of this work.i feel encouraged indeed.

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