Chip Rice

South Azania - Poem by Chip Rice

Hear the cry in the summer,
feet pounding, hands
clapping, voices shouting,
freedom is coming tomorrow.

Blood spills, children squeal,
the police guns aimed to fire,
people fall for no cause,
innocent bodies lay on the
ground, backs torn open, life
ebbing away, freedom is coming

But how many more must die, before
their cry is heard...FREEDOM IS

Topic(s) of this poem: poems

Form: Ballad

Poet's Notes about The Poem

(In Memory of the 1976 Soweto School Children's Non-violent Freedom Protest Against Afrikaans and Mr. Stephen Biko & Mr. Donald Woods)

Note: This poem is copyrighted and is in the library of Congress 'Letters from the Soul' ISBN: 0-7951-5160-8 and in 'Wellsprings' ISBN: 1-62719-469-2

Comments about South Azania by Chip Rice

  • Chinedu Dike (12/9/2017 8:46:00 PM)

    Brave utterances set aside for honest contemplation. Thanks for sharing Chip and do remain blessed. (Report) Reply

    (12/9/2017 10:06:00 PM)

    Sawubona my brother and i am honored!

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  • (12/9/2015 3:53:00 AM)

    not sure about that but my brother in Christ Dr. Floyd Sedibe once told me before apartheid ended and Chief Mandela became President of South Africa that the new Azania would either come by peace or by blood I am happy the new South Afrika came by peace! (Report) Reply

  • (12/9/2015 3:05:00 AM)

    freedom is always soak in blood
    we must be born blood thirsty animal
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  • (12/9/2015 2:22:00 AM)

    By far one of two of my best poems I have in the Library of Congress that were entered in 2002 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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