I Was There - Poem by Matlapa Maphologela
Early in the morning I heard the sound of a chicken, woke up and went there. To a place called work by many and making a living by few.
There where I create future structures with present planned drawings. We did them all.
I held a brick in hand and made a wall for tall building,
Made gravel road smooth,
Among many workers I was one who helped that pole stand for electricity,
We took light on our forehead to the long, deep and hard crake rock, they became rich and I was there.
I was there with them we worked,
I was there to create, make and learn.
I was there, I remember it all, I was there.
Now I'm here left with memories, I smile when I take memory line.
I was there. Poet Matlapa Maphologela
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