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A little lie

A 'little lie' never 
stands alone it is 
anchored by many 
great lies


the freedom a little 
lie promises is the 
existance of a 
unicorn-a mystery

The only short way out a 
little lie point is but a 
teenagers fantacy of a 
perfect man-a lie

Why lie?

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THE RAINBOW IS OUT

the rainbow is out now, 
I saw it this morning on my way to school

the rainbow our heroes of old died fighting for
                                                         died believing for
                                                           died praying for
                                                              died hoping for
it is out now, I see it in that school bus painted Black and White and Indian by its passengers

I see it, you can see it too mother just open your eyes and sight beyond the obvious
                       see it in that black child eating a samosa over there

oh the beauty of its splendored colors. 

I see it, you can see it too brother just open your eyes and see beyond the nose: 
see it over that white soul walking the streets of Soweto freely

I see it,  its splendor like a flower garden in the sky

I see it on that public toilet with no inscription: “whites only” 
I see it: you can see it too father in the faces of the so called “born frees”

I see it in the tongue of that Indian man speaking Zulu
see it too buddy? On that black dude sharing a rugby field

i see the rainbow  wonderfully engineered by the selfless life of
Nelson Mandela
                Walter Sisulu
                               Ahmed Kathreda 
more like painted stars in the sky but only in the skins of a people-a rainbow natio

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WE NEVER SAID ANYTHING

                                                   

we never said anything as the Goliath of good swept our heritage. 
                                                                 No! We never said anything

we never said anything as the twentieth century spirit cremate the hearts
of the good and the kind alike

                we never said anything
Keeping tight reign over our tongues we watched
                  -watched as the innocence of our children grilled by the flames of hell itself 

we never said anything 
     we tried but before we could utter the pleasure of gratifying self-played us like violins and 
so we watched, silently we watched and silently we never said anything 

We watched as the loving hearts of the old and the young alike corrupted by hatred  

                       we never said anything-
                       silently we watched as the saints’ compromise truth

we never said anything as evil takes victory over good-lies over truth-immorality over justice

silently like the statue of liberty we chose to watch

Words of truth-words of God not failing us but we chose to watch-
                 watch as the pure wisdom of the old drained into endless drains

                  NO we never said anything-we watched thinking it nothing more than just swag;-style


  
                                                                    
 



                                                        
   

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FREEDOM IS FREE

                                                         Freedom is free

                                             He bribed his way to the top
                                       Bribed his way to the pinnacle of his dreams
                                               visions,passion, prayers

                              he silenced the voice of justice by the treasure in his pocket

                                     he bought the words out of those standing for truth-
                                                   they tried to utter but words failed them
                                        
                         he made of no effect the words of the enlightened 
                                            by the gold mine in his bank account

                                                         but here he stands now
                                     with every success life can kiss ones palm with

           he stands boasting to bribe out of his way one last mountain:- freedom from guilt

                now he stands, but hustling to bribe the voice from the dark gently                                 whispering; Guilty!  Guilty! Guilty! 

                       Now finally he stands confused-hoping to bribe his way to freedom from         self-condemnation

                                     Light shines in his darkened understanding;
                                                            then he realizes:
                                       inner-freedom is free but who can buy it? 

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I WILL NOT GO TO CHURCH TODAY

    Another sunny sunday under 
the blue skies
   I will not go to that building over 
there called a church i will go to 
JESUS
   
another of just another suny 
sundays under the sun 
      I will not go to church  but to 
God the master father of the church  
but i will see you there

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MY GOD-NOT A TOOL BOX

I dont go to him when i need fixing, 
i mantain the relationship for he is 
not a toolbox

I go to him when i am
Happy
   Sad
      Down
          Up
For i dont make him my toolbox

I seek him 24/7-365-in season-out 
of season
   He is my God not a toolbox

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Who are you

You are your words
You are your sight 
You are your hearing
You are your thoughts

You are all this and your action-
reaction to it

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WHEN I MARRY YOU

When i marry 
you
I marry your all
When i marry 
you
I marry
your Words
Your Weakness
Your Womb
When i marry 
you
I marry your
Thoughts
Dreams
Success
Your life
Your future
When i marry 
you
I marry you full-
package 
becouse i love 
everything you 
are

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ARISE AFRICA AND PRAISE YOUR GOD

ARISE AFRICA ARISE

ARISE HIGHER THAN YOUR CEDERS 
AND BLESS THE GOD WHO MADE 
WHITE AND BLACK ONE

ARISE OH AFRICA HIGHER THAN 
YOUR MOUNTAINS AND PRAISE 
YOUR GOD WHO MADE 
PEAC
LOVE
UNITY
A REALITY

ARISE MOTHER AFRICA AND 
PRAISE YOUR GOD WITH YOUR 
BEAUTY

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HE DRANK FROM MY CUP

he drank from my cup, my cup of affliction
he drank from my cup, my cup of suffering
he drank from my cup, my cup of death
he drank from my cup, my cup of sin

              he was made sin but known not it's path
              he drank from my cup
              he drank from my cup, the cup of curses
              filled to the brim

he drank from my cup, the cup of affliction
prepared in sin
sprinkled with condemnation
sweetened with bitterness 
spiced with evil all mixed to the brim
he took it and drank from it, leaving
me nothing of my deserve

              he drank from my cup and left non for me
              he drank the shame
              he drank the death
              he drank the curse
              he drank the affliction
              he drank the torment
              he emptied my cup

he drank from my cup and cried out father if it is possible take this cup away from me, yet not my wil lbe done
he drank from my cup
he drank from my cup and cried out father why have you forsaken me
he drank from my cup

              HE IS JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD

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