Zahraa Song

A*p*a*r*t*h*e*i*d - Poem by Zahraa Song

So apartheid is over?
I couldn’t tell
It’s Sunday I’m sure
I hear the tolling bell

I see them all;
So proud, so sure, so fake
I hear the call
I heed the sign;
Sleep and rest they will all forsake;
Is it time?
Yes the sermon has begun

When it’s over see them run;
Back to where they were
Back to their special place in the sun

We smile and nod and sing a song;
We laugh and cry and say it’s taken too long
Then behind closed doors we start again;
We relive the torture, agony and the pain

We live apart -
We say it’s a start;
We live next door -
We say it’s still sore

I am young
But the same songs I have sung;
But now I see
That to be truly free;
We need to let go
Let people know;
We are on our way
That I will say;
But without honesty the bell will toll;
And soon… we will all be old

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  • (2/13/2006 8:43:00 AM)

    I like your spirit, Zainab. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/1/2006 9:19:00 AM)

    You got the talent and you have expressed yourself perfectly in your poem Zainab. Moving on is the job of you younger generation. I believe you, when you say not a lot has changed. I know quite a few South African, and they say the same. Keep the faith. 10 from Tai (Report) Reply

  • (1/22/2006 7:53:00 PM)

    Zainab, you've made your point exceptionally well, congratulations. (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2006 6:04:00 AM)

    Impressive without pushing to be.
    Well done indeed.
    Are the eight little people in the title black, white, some of each?
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  • john tiong chunghoo (1/10/2006 4:11:00 AM)

    wow, lovely. i love. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 21, 2006

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