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Tomorrow is Ours

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Tomorrow is Ours

Tomorrow is Ours.

Suffocating beneath the weight of historical fear,
asphyxiated by the legacy of traumatised yesteryear,

the festering wounds of enslavement still remain,
juggling euphemisms in a crisp sound-bitten refrain,

spewing out neo-liberal economic charades,
doling out charity in strips of plastic band-aids,


tomorrow shall be ours,

casting away subservient mind-sets that shackle,
no longer the weakened prey of the insatiable jackal,

tomorrow shall be ours,

we shall reclaim our plundered mindspaces,
we shall shed our chains, leaving behind the traces,

of past injustice, of the hurt and pain of our ancestors' sorrows,

we are here, now, alive with hope,

we shall rightfully claim our own tomorrows.

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  1. Date: 3/7/2013 3:12:00 AM

    Interesting theme and well written. Was wondering what inspired these words... being a S/African myself?

    Of Verses Avatar Scribbler Of Verses Date: 3/7/2013 3:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    'and the meek shall inherit the earth', I think is the Biblical reference that I'm trying to capture, not merely blame-assigning or finger-pointing, as that is mere rhetoric and not constructive at all. However, just as I need to be able to truly and honestly look into myself and have some hard introspection, so too do countries, and peoples, and I guess just about everyone.
    Of Verses Avatar Scribbler Of Verses Date: 3/7/2013 3:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks again, for your warm words and have a lekker day
    Of Verses Avatar Scribbler Of Verses Date: 3/7/2013 3:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, as always, fellow compatriot, for your kind words! The above scribble was scribbled following the death of President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, and is about the deep wounds and legacy of poverty and oppression and colonialism, and of course, the collective psychological trauma of Apartheid that we as a nation, have still to heal, together.