Lieketseng Ntsala

Rookie (23 March 1985 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

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

What makes me free is knowing that there is more to life than my immediate reality
What makes me free is having the ability to know that untill we as a people break our mental shackles
We can roam the gloab as far and wide as we please
We can go to the best schools money can afford
We can eat 7 course meals with presidents of the G8 -
We can do all this but NEVER be free

Let's educate our people
Let's stop looking for foreign intervention regarding internal matters
They intervened years ago and look where it left us -
Africans in the diaspora with no TRUE knowledge of their heritage
Africans IN Africa fighting over precious stones which we WON'T own ANYWAY
Until we start looking at one another as brothers and sisters - The struggle is not over
Until we stop killing one another with guns that they supply - The struggle's not over
Until 'black communities' worldwide are rid of black on black violenece - The struggle continues
Until we stop
Until we stop behaving like puppets on a string we are far from being free

So I guess my freedom song isn't one of the freedom I own but one of the freedom we once had and that we as a people must RECLAIM

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011

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