Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,155 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Debilitating Cultural Diversity [rev] - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Without a functional government the South
African people are taking care of each other,
the can-do-nation took the initiative, bottled
water is delivered to drought-stricken areas

Leading in security as private firms replace
the corrupt police corps and private medical
service substitute public hospitals robbed by
criminals appointed by narcissistic thieves

Who took over - we do things while robber-
politicians live like kings with money stolen
from everyone to fund their own empires as
apartheid led to their inevitable debauchery

As the new Mafia in charge who has to make
up for lost time - using tax money to line their
pockets as just recompense for suffering; as
for the poor, they're used to having nothing

And it's so much better under a new regime's
open-border policies & suppression schemes;
voters suffer any indignity under new financial
crimes, always GOOD when compared to the

Previous race dispensation; colonial masters
plundered Africa - which should be plundered
by Africa's own indigenous people, billionaires
and tycoons destroying the continent as its

Rightful inheritors gobbling up the spoils left by
foreigners; the poor gets even less since royal
kingship & tribal segregation is to be cherished
as precious traditions - preserving debilitating

Cultural diversity prized by academia's useless,
blundering pedagogues

Topic(s) of this poem: culture, philosophy, politics


Comments about Debilitating Cultural Diversity [rev] by Margaret Alice Second

  • Denis Mair (2/26/2016 8:52:00 AM)


    I can feel the sting here in Beijing. Thank you for putting it out there for us, because we are poets and nothing human is supposed to be foreign to us. It is strange how some of the most absurd distortions of our social system begin on humanitarian pretexts. If people in your society can rally together and take care of business under conditions of such monolithic paralysis, I should take heart. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 25, 2016

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 27, 2016


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