C.F. van Niekerk
Coenie van Niekerk was born 11 April1977 in Johannesburg South Africa. He is one of four boys of Johan and Ina van Niekerk of which he is one of twins that are the youngest of the boys. Growing up with a strong sense of art and culture such as singing for the Famous P.A.C.T. opera house in Pretoria and his Grand Father publishing many of his own poetic works in Afrikaans anthologies in the early... more »
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If we fight why do we love?
I we love why do we fight?
We say, “Let live”, but then we war.
We say, “Save the child”, but abortions are the norm.
Respect, honour, prosperity is our pride,
But strife, division, and rivalry are on our side.
“So what is right, not what is wrong? ”
Yet we excuse existence.
Diamonds are beautiful,
But character is strong.
Saying and doing what you say,
Is living and loving to live?
Black brown yellow white and red,
The five soils folded into life.
Black brown ...