Poems

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1.
A Bleeding Nation
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Pistol bullets take the skies
in the red traffic lighted streets of Polokwane,
some crazy monsters flee the wheels away
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2.
I Will Write
Tell me your problems,
Tell me your quarrels,
Tell me your concerns,
Tell me what eats you within,
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3.
A Time To Mourn
some ailment ate my father,
they say he died of pulmonary tb,
his death certificate says so too.
with pressed lungs and loose stomach
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4.
The Health Question
i watch our sickly kids,
mamas and gogos with wilting flaccid bones
collapse in the long open-ended queues
in public hospitals
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5.
In Defence Of The Ndr?
outside the university in turfloop
donning identity of the defenders of revolution
in the hype of petit politics and hooliganism
some criminal drunks tagged sasco
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6.
Sharpville
in the early hours of an autumn dawn
march 21st,1960
led by the fearless pac activists
we took up torches, lamps and lanterns
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7.
Makarapa
Come lucky Christmas
they come home
carrying faces of Marabastad,
Witbank and Johannesburg
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8.
Verwoerd Is Black
This poem is pregnant
with the black bloodshed of 1976.
This poem is constipated
with slavery of the poor.
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