Jacques Sprenkie Mateya

Rookie - 105 Points (September / Dennilton)

South African Government Has A Blood In Its Hands - Poem by Jacques Sprenkie Mateya

Dusty field is mindless horror reigned
And the blood is flowing like a Nile river in Marikina's dusty field.
Contemporary history is full of repetition
There is massacre in our mist again

South African government has blood in its hands
The blood that there is no cleaner can clean
Even the mother of all cleaners! Rain
Just like apartheid has in its shoulders

South African government has a blood in its hands
Just like serial killers has in his virulent perverse hands
Maybe apartheid is ruling from the grave

Miner's blood is screaming to God for help
They are helpless in the hands of police
like a goat in pride of lions
Police acted on instruction
so they where given an instruction to kill miners
They shot and Kill 34 miners and injured 78
Police are no longer defending but abolishing society.
They are the enemy to the community
Government is becoming a pig that is eating its own children

Who where nothing in their eyes but peace of trash
Dying for being poor like church mouse
Killed like aunts, poor death is the fate of poor man
Poorest of the poor dying for bread and butter
Their corpses lying down like cows
After feet and mouth ailment have stroked the world

Miners too have drops of blood in their hands
Just like Zuma government has tank of blood in their hands

Not race-based deaths, its economic based deaths
Richest of the richer are swallowing the poorest as thin as they are
And The fattest sips the skinniest
Injustice is still walking in the streets of South Africa
And justice is the thing of the past

The shock and tragedies that the government has caused
Resemble and evoked comparison of injustice of apartheid
And the Police are fast to act on innocent
And fast on firing and pulling a trigger on poor miners
But unable to act when there is hard core criminal

Maybe it's how a long waited freedom works
That places few blacks at front the rest.
And granting them too much power even power to kill

Jacob Zuma's government has blood in its hands
Just like George W bush government has in its hands


Comments about South African Government Has A Blood In Its Hands by Jacques Sprenkie Mateya

  • Nader Baheri (9/3/2012 11:26:00 AM)


    nice written.
    i like the way you look.
    As i have to say:

    SHALL WE TRUST TO THE GOVERMENT? ? ?
    SHALL WE RUN FOR PRESIDENT? ? ?

    Yes goverments have blood in their hands.
    you are right.
    tnx.i really enjoyed
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  • Alafe Ramat (9/3/2012 11:13:00 AM)


    A wel written poetry, .dark and poignant..nyc work. (Report) Reply

  • Alafe Ramat (9/3/2012 11:11:00 AM)


    A wel written poetry, .dark and poignant..nyc work. (Report) Reply

  • Jamarra Butterfield (9/2/2012 3:40:00 PM)


    This is a wonderful poem with very sad and true meaning. (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (9/2/2012 11:05:00 AM)


    The only think I can honestly say after reading this deep and powerful and also well crafted write is that: There shall never be Love and Peace on Earth until we all recognize the great value of our existence We are all brothers and sisters living under the same roof and reflecting the bright colors of the Rainbow! Life is a circle and those who inflict pain and suffering on others will get a taste of their own medicine! I support your struggle and wishes! God Bless You! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep it up! Love and Peace for always! Romeo-New York City http: //www.romeodellavalle.com/poems/item/127.html (Report) Reply

  • (9/2/2012 10:27:00 AM)


    it's good its has a lot of meaning try and stay safe Jacques and keep writing (Report) Reply

  • (9/2/2012 10:17:00 AM)


    A true poem from a bleeding heart. The pathos makes me sorry for the miners.I rate it 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (9/2/2012 10:06:00 AM)


    I cant say much but may love against all odds, and only love and hope shall return all breaking hearts to its place...i hope the victory of truth will come, protecting love for innocent human_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (9/2/2012 9:55:00 AM)


    Very strong protest against the barbarism of African Govt.Voice is direct and clear. Loved it.10+++ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 2, 2012



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