I Thought....... Poem by Siyabonga A Nxumalo

I Thought.......

Rating: 4.8

I though it was triumph.
I rejoiced thinking
Our suffering was gone.

I even sang with the masses,
Mobilized thousands to go voting again.

Even when grandma asked me,
'Son, is this the new beginning? '
I joyously said.
'Yes, it is'.

Not knowing that,
Yes, it was a beginning
Of broken promises and hunger.

I thought tyranny and propaganda
Were dead and buried.

Yet, police still shoot to kill....
Yet, service delivery is still poor....
Yet, my people still live in fear....

Power changed hands,
From an asinine liar,
To a blithering opportunist.

Vincent Kuo 27 May 2012

Truth truth truth. As a civil engineer we try so much to put systems in place and implement infrastructure on so many levels to assist the development process, but sadly still find ourselves dominated by political decisions. It's disconcerting that politicians are making decision, which require technical and professional engineering expertise, where the result of these decisions can lead to the premature failure of a water distribution system for example. So many innocent people are at the mercy of the government's decisions on service delivery...if you see the true nature of municipal management...it's quite frightening...

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Rekha Mandagere 28 May 2012

New thinking and way of life can only change the society! Just change of power from one hand to another will not bring radical changes. But son has really inspired us with the new thought. Nice theme. Well written!

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Neela Nath Das 30 May 2012

We, the mass are always under the wheel of oppression.Only the transfer of power takes place.Nothing positive happens.Really.

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Alex Medvedev 30 May 2012

a true poet can speak out the real truth. i discovered one today. magical...

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Guess Who 04 June 2012

Nice poem i liked it good luck with your poems...... Guess Who

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Edward Kofi Louis 28 September 2016

Life! ! With broken promises. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Zandile Zoya 30 July 2013

i like i like i like i like this poem

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Phiwe Mbatha 18 June 2013

Akusensukuzatshwala baqale futhi basibelesele ngokuthi asiyovota futhi ngonyaka ozayo. Umuntu wake wavelelwa, ngapha sisaba ukuvotela oNtabakayikhonjwa ngoba sesaba ukubuyela eGibhithe kodwa futhi nabo laba okumele basephule otakwini abazi nanyaka. Yinhle lenkondlo

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Patricia Grantham 03 June 2013

A really great write. Your poem says a lot about how politics affect our very existence. The world will not change until the ones that hold the upper hand decides to give place to the not so fortunate. Appreciate this eye opener and thought provoking write.

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Hazel Durham 02 June 2013

Powerful, deep, the truth exposed in a great write! !

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