David Lekoba

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When Choice Is None

For what is choice
When choice is none?
To make belief
My ballot to win
When in glitter you are,
Mine is the dust.
So, for what is choice
When choice is none?

By nights of unrest
My choice to scream for you.
By the hot African sun
My choice still to scream for you
And now my sweat your rapture
While the shack in winter my torture
Then, what is choice
When choice is none?

Your roots so proud
A foundation lay,
My father’s choice
An aid to yours
And now my choice
With yours is none
Glitter and gleam you are
Dirty and grimy I am
So, for what is choice
When choice is none?

For you my blood,
The same as me,
Arise and shine
With machete not
For under the sun
Nothing lives forever
When choice is none
The choice is us
Our land, our hope
When choice is “none”

Submitted: Monday, October 03, 2011
Edited: Monday, October 03, 2011

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  • Gold Star - 10,594 Points Ramesh Rai (10/26/2014 6:41:00 AM)

    Nothing lives forever
    When choice is none
    The choice is us
    Our land, our hope
    When choice is “none” (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,579 Points Luis Estable (10/3/2011 5:27:00 AM)

    This may sound contrary to belief, but there is always choice, to live or to die; there is the choice. no matter how hard the situation may apear to our eyes. There have been men that found happiness and freedom while in prison under terrible conditions while others could nto have a moment of peace living in a palace.

    You posed an intersting seeming delema, ' When choice is none.'

    Take care now! (Report) Reply

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