Boitumelo Oliphant

(1987 09 08 / katlehong)

I Am Indebted


I am indebted
How do I bypass the burden put on me by my makers?
The chants of their toi toi are demanding my dues,
Their silence is shouting loud at my mislead being, for I have become like a restless chid,
How do I escape their torch in my dim?
How do I shake off the dust of their chanting,
As I grow taller, I realise the burden they’ve laid upon my core.
To platter my stature as I cease my appointment with their realised dream.
To body my map with their laid down subsists,
To engulf my neighbour with their flavour of forgiveness,
To unfound and remedy their enslavement’s stock,
To freely walk to glory’s sit without presenting a dompass
Amen Nkosi yami my lord, let me cast my vote today and pay my dues.
That is the least I can do after what they’ve done for me.
Thank you Madiba, Steve Biko, Hector Pieterson, Oliver Tambo, Miriam Makeba, Walter Sisulu and all the others.
You have set my path and I will walk it,
For I am indebted.

Submitted: Thursday, May 08, 2014
Edited: Thursday, May 08, 2014

Topic(s): freedom


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