Treasure Island

Jacques Sprenkie Mateya

(September / Dennilton)

A Youth of Janice Bronwyn Linden era and of 1976


The difference between a youth of Janice Bronwyn Linden era
And the youth of 1976

1976 Their daily bread was not yet sovereignty
And singing not yet uhuru
They heard a smell of injustice in old uniform
Rebellious against it everywhere and anywere!
They fought injustice with their lives
they fought every inhuman out of human

A youth of Janice Bronwyn Linden era
They sing not yet developed
And they have a freedom in their lifetime.
The streets are as they where in 1976
And the dust is still unsettled.

I sense a feeling of corruption, maqhabane!
Unruly against all those championing liberation
And defy them against all odds!

The class of 1976 died for justice
And youth Janice Bronwyn Linden dies for injustice.
A justice in injustice uniform.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Edited: Saturday, July 28, 2012

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