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APRIL 1994

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APRIL 1994

To right a wrong of ages past
A nation writhe in pain
A cross is what it now would take
So much for all to gain

Some errors couldn’t be atone'
Abuse will reap its toll
 “Abolish” we had strove to meet
A mark on voters’ roll 

All business came to halt for days
A joyous spirit found
Some busses rolling into town
Big smiles were all round

In queues we stood in pouring rain
A hopeful crowd at best
Awaiting turns at poll to vote
Most eager like the rest

The historical vote of April 1994, when South Africa became a democratically elected government which changed the face of Africa. 

Su Crous
1/15/2013

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  1. Date: 2/14/2013 11:55:00 PM
    Another congratulation on a very fine win, Su! Wonderful write! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 2:49:00 AM
    A great historical victory for Africa you have penned, deserving of being on the winner's list. Congratulations Suzette!

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 6:15:00 PM
    A great day for the concept of what it means to be human. Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 5:06:00 PM
    A great day indeed, and, a GREAT write to honor. The occasion. RAY

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 1:02:00 PM
    I can imagine their jubilation. You've caught this time in history well within your poem. Enjoyed the read !! Wishing you congratulations also on your win in the contest. Well done !

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:28:00 PM
    Su, a well deserved win here--great meter, rhyme and all in an important historical context!

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 5:15:00 PM
    Great job with the rhythm and meter and all. Hope this does well in the contest for you. I can tell you put some time into it.

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 9:04:00 PM
    nicely penned Suzette...best wishes in the contest

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 2:37:00 PM
    awesome topic for his contest. I surely hope to attempt this challenge soon!!

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/14/2013 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you like it Andrea. This is my very first attempt at writing meter. I have always avoided it because of my different accent to most other members on soup. Hope to read yours soon. :-)
  1. Date: 1/14/2013 1:50:00 PM
    This is wonderful in every way, historically, meter, rhyme, I love this. Soup Mail

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/14/2013 2:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Now I'm "rolling".... :-)
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/14/2013 2:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you: Corrected the spelling :-)
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/14/2013 1:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No Soup Mail received as yet.... ? Thank you for your encouraging comment Craig. :-)
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 9:01:00 PM
    Thaks for the memory, couldn't help but being drawn to the title.

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/14/2013 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You were there, Robert? It was one awesome "street party" - I waited for 4 hours in the queue (some stood almost all day and had to come back the next - the enthusiasm was THAT great) :-)
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 6:49:00 PM
    Enjoyed your poetry this evening Suzette, xxx

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/14/2013 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :-)