Lieketseng Ntsala

Rookie (23 March 1985 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

June 16th, '76 - The Aftermath Prt Ii - Poem by Lieketseng Ntsala

I'm glad I don't have to walk aroung kaPassa
I'm greatful that my parents, aunts, uncles, neighbours had the will to go through and survive '76
Those that didn't, didn't die in vain
Those who went missing - well for them I guess I could say the same
Never went to a black school
But the best lessons I've ever recieved were in the largest black boarding school
My home
My pride

We are fortunate for all that we have
It's just sad that our 'freedom' has benefited a selective few
Leta Mbuli was on point when she belted out
The masses are in living in a mess
our ex deputy pres an accused rapist
We buy arm for millions for an imagenary war yet we have children living with the reality of being
AIDS orphans
The reality of being denied the right to go to school because they don't have the money to -

Our social ills make us as a peole far from being free
My freedom song will come when these ills have been cured.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011

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