Sicelo Sithole

(09 April 1986 / Durban, South Africa)

On The Origins of the Money, the Market and Slaves


Four boarders, languages, clans of colour and an old age of metals
Bare landscapes, rare travels, ancestry, raw sleeves and petals
The natives: The slaves, then the market and the money
The inventions, alchemy, the art a sweet harmony!
The first laws of exchange, ideas of tax and early ideas of wealth
Ideas of centralism, greed and making more money out of death
The role of the slaves, to plough the yards and farms and make more cents
To build the market, to build the market until it made more sense!
To let the whole world know, that for thousands of years evil shall reign
The origins of the market and money, the pure effort of slaves without any gain

The slaves were brought from slavery by blood, sweat and tears
Was that not in vain if slavery now has changed form
From working muscles for a thousand years
To brains not working but greed fills the hearts of the wounded
Will more greed heal the wounds of evil irreversible?
The laws of exchange revisited
Wealth not in monetary terms
Wonder if by loosing we did not gain
Lessons learnt from bloodshed
Should gain us bare landscapes, rare travels, ancestry, raw sleeves and petals

Written In Collaboration with Xolelwa Zulu (verse 11-20: 01 February 2010)

Submitted: Monday, February 08, 2010
Edited: Monday, February 08, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (On The Origins of the Money, the Market and Slaves by Sicelo Sithole )

Enter the verification code :

  • Timothy Caffery (2/8/2010 1:19:00 PM)

    I like what you're addressing, but had some trouble absorbing it in this format. No small undertaking though, thats for sure. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Oh' the girl who sells sweet candy!, Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  2. Aching For Us, Michael McParland
  3. A rose, a Bloom Grows and Glows, Harindhar Reddy
  4. This Night Must Be........., Neela Nath
  5. Art of Expression!, Manjeshwari P MYSORE
  6. Dangernerosity, Sentamu Aziz
  7. Anthropomorphous Foxes Jig with Fuss (Al.., Harindhar Reddy
  8. LAST HOPE, Satish Verma
  9. Democritus stands in silence, Pranab K. Chakraborty
  10. Err, Human Mirror with Terror (Symbolism), Harindhar Reddy

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Sonnet I, Sir John Suckling
  7. Sestina, Elizabeth Bishop
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]