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After the dust settles

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After the dust settles

See in south africa, we  are 
diverse like very tree branches 
we oh so admire.
You have your different races 
and in them people divide 
themselves
Through status , language, 
religion and money. But the 
greatest gap is through black 
communities, which I am a part 
of.

It brought tears to my eyes to 
witness 
the Black bothers oppress one 
other cause one thinks their 
language is a superior to the 
other.We should have learnt a 
lesson from the Apartheid, one  
would think.

I sometimes wonder when 
Nelson Mandela invisioned a 
beter world was it anything like 
the one we live in today?.
Yes, i am glad that I,a black 
man, have oppotunies that I 
procure based on my hard work 
and not my skin colour.
But is it too much to ask for 
people direct positive energey to 
one another.

At the end of the day I ask 
myself 
are we an anger driven nation, 
now that apartheid is gone, do 
we 
turn against each other?

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  1. Date: 6/17/2012 5:55:00 AM
    Wow! I didnt know about the segregation among the different etnhic (or tribal) groups in S. A. Thanks for sharing it with us, Ronny! It's unbelievable! Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/15/2012 2:36:00 PM
    Ronny, if we could just lower all the raised fists and stop wanting to be better than another, if we could just see the worthy instead of the unworthy in each other, black, white, coloured -- it doesn't matter...We would not live like an anger-driven nation. It is time we truly start raising each other up as brothers and sisters instead of pushing each other down. Great poem :)

  1. Date: 6/15/2012 11:01:00 AM
    Peace & Love......... - It is so true Ronny, a cold word. - killing of defenseless people. - Sending you love from me, and hope you will have a nice weekend. - oxox Anne-Lise