Mpho Petrus Manwedi

Rookie - 10 Points (February 03.1952 / Barkly West/South Africa)

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Who am I? You know I have been searching for an answer to this question for the past 54 years, February 03 1952, and still I don’t know.

Mpho Manwedi you say? Actually it should be Manoeli, but someone during the apartheid years saw fit to write it as he/she saw fit and there was nothing I could do so I just left it at that and this adds to, “Who is Mpho Manwedi? ”

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Be A Man

I was yanked from my mother’s womb
Pushed into this world
Without a choice
Slapped on my behind
Without dignity and told,
Go out there and be a man

I was given toy cars and guns to play with
Thrown into this rough and tumble playground
Nobody cared for the boy inside
Nobody ever took note of him
When I came home crying to Mama,
Mama would say, son, men do not cry
Go out there and be a man

I went to school to learn
Not to give but to take
Not to love but to hate
The schoolyard was a jungle
Survival of the...

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