Diana van den Berg

(4 November 1945 / Durban, South Africa)

On A Hill Not Far Away


Here where
Boers and Brits incarcerated Brits and Boers and Blacks
and,
amongst others, Number Four
attacked the body, mind, soul and spirit,
but mostly did not win,
Desperation
has given breach-birth
to a shimmering infant, Hope;
and a glass band
celebrates
transparency
and eleven official welcomes
emblazon an invitation
in rainbow colours
to enter into

Our

Constitutional Courts
where every brick and style
has its story...

May Justice
forever prevail
in these hallowed halls of history.

(22 February 2009)

Submitted: Sunday, February 22, 2009

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