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where am i from

I am from the beach near high hills of Muizenberg I am from Vilakazi Street, walking with the mighty I breathe from the breeze coming from Robben Island My fathers dreamt peace; here I am, speaking for the lonely You are dying to know where I am from? I am from Africa I am from the Cape of Good Hope, where two oceans embrace I am from the land of Melodies, where Nelson Rolihlahla rests I swim electrically to the sea, navigate me to better land My master teaches me harmony; here you are, speaking supremacy You are living to know where I am from? I am from Malaika I am from the Inga Falls, on the feet of the mighty river I am from the high peak of Virunga, where uranium ushers Nagasaki I am from the rain forest, where you breathe London in East London Yes I am from the land of coltan, where Lumumba rests in acid You are living to know where I am from; I am from the Berlin conference I am from the longitude desert of the Namib, from the salty pans of Etosha I am from the valley of Kasange, where greatness divorces popularity I am from the heart of welwistchia, where reality meets universality I am from the land of the brave, where bravery coaches victory I am from the silence of dunes, meditating on the divine designer I am from the River Okavango, where Nujoma walked crossing, The odds of adversary, where inner said it is impossible Where my fish is my meat, you are crying to know about my philosophy You want to know where I am from; I’m from the belly of Windhoek

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