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Where did we go wrong

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Where did we go wrong

Shovels,blue overalls and head lamps.
They dug the golds fields to feed our our hungry stomachs,they carried the Dompas to free our future,they took beatings for our emancipation,but did they plant good seeds in our brains?
Did they instill education in our hearts?
We stick gold plates on our teeth to show monetary muscle
We dig our father's pockets to fend for our families and we are labelled gold diggers.


Were the lights at the end of the tunnel chandeliers on the ceiling of the Summit club?
Did our dreams slide downhill like a pole dancer?
Is the corporate leader a way to step on the backs of a kneeling cleaner?

Shining crystals all looked the same,we took the mirror and gave away the diamond,we gave away our herd of cattle but now we are fed a load of wild Bull and a lot of Ass.
We took away the buffalo from our national money,we boasted of millions to bid for the same buffalo and now the same buffalo ends on our plates at dinner time.

We placed Madiba on the Randelas only for the Mandelas to fight for the millions.
27 years fight to freedom,a few years into democracy, but an eternal scar of poverty.
We recalled the smoke pipe that was bringing fire to the cold land and inducted the shower head that only bring storms of conspiracy,strikes and skimpy dancers.

Did we go wrong anywhere or am I just an ignorant youth?


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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 10:35:00 PM
    Gaopalelwe, Wishing you a nice warm welcome to the Poetry Soup. I hope you find this community to be one of the best. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets, and myself! If you ever want or need feedback on any given poem, please feel free and look me up by clicking on my name anytime you see it. HUGS <3 from your newest friend ~*~SKAT"

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 12:35:00 PM
    a sad feeling, here in your poem , "Welcome to the poetry soup. My name is Linda; many poets on the soup call me PD for fun. I'm stopping by to invite you on over to my latest contest --called the “7 wonders” I'm hoping you will consider the enjoyment and challenges we offer in our contest. If you like, please consider my contest. You can find the contest page on the top left hand side. I’m looking forward in reading and enjoying your poems in the future. Today I will start by reading all you have posted this far..... Thanks @-> LINDA <-@"Gaopalelwe,