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I am colonization personified.
The foundation of my being,
my language of thought,
belongs not to those ancestors
whose blood now feeds my freedom,
but to the slave master
whose oppressive bark echoes deep within my mind.

I am colonization personified.
my strengths have died
as I have tried
with Afro centricity exemplified
to show my mother;
whose eyes cry
as they scan the horizon
and leave her with a sigh,
that in her smile
Afrika will never lie.

I am colonization personified.
Read these words
and see this as true.

Thabiso Nkoana©2005 

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  1. Date: 4/9/2013 1:03:00 AM
    I have read both your poems and it is quite clear that you might/have interest in South African politics ekse.. Good work