Zanele Mavuso

Dime The Lights - Poem by Zanele Mavuso

Dime the lights a bit
There's too much light
shinning on our spots

A lot of potholes in this ground
The youth is walking on dangerous paths

Everybody wants a spotlight
On their money success but
nobody wants to admit and answer to the cries
of those in the dark slums

If we can shift the paradigms of success
From rags to riches to From rags to successful community
Africa would evolve to greater change
One that the Most High is trying to show us

Too much light shinning on celebrities
Acting as though freedom has fame
Too much drugs and alcohol is being shone into
Teenagers eyes
TV and billboards has massive pictures
Pictures of alcohol
How else will the teenagers behave

Of course I blame all mankind for failure
to bringing up a healthy generation

Too much lights shinning on wrong things and
The youth at large is exposed.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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