Jabulani Mzinyathi

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Thoughts - Poem by Jabulani Mzinyathi

thought we were in it together
thought we were our own liberators
thought you were driven by altruism
did not know of latent mercenary tendencies

thought the birds would freely twitter
thought there would be a relay race
thought of the free market of ideas
did not know this would be a discordant voice

thought there would be lots of bliss
thought the law would achieve justice
thought there would be no stinking opulence
did not know i was wide off the mark

Topic(s) of this poem: love and dreams

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

marcus mosiah garvey says ' justice is greater than the law'

Comments about Thoughts by Jabulani Mzinyathi

  • (5/21/2017 11:37:00 AM)

    thought we were our own liberators... did not know I was wide off the mark. Brilliant poem Jabulani. Keep writing (Report)Reply

    Jabulani Mzinyathi(6/3/2017 6:09:00 AM)

    thanks for the encouragement. i vow to keep on till my last breath

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  • Jazib Kamalvi (5/21/2017 3:37:00 AM)

    But there is little justice. Thanks (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

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