Closure

Police at the location where Scaglione and Lo ...

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Onward and onward I march
to this place in my heart where darkness grows
There’s a light leading me away from this hate
but a pain in my chest keeps driving me on
There are words to be said and nerves to be fed
You struck the chords that lay dormant in bed
And now as I approach this place that you keep
I hope that when I find you you’ll be asleep

Onward and onward I march
to the place where I left you when I said goodbye
Bills have been paid and claims never made
but no material possessions could return what you took
No words to be said but actions instead
and now that I’ve found you you’ll dance with the dead
Up comes the hammer, glistening above your head
Darkness enfolds as the room turns red…

My silence…
You should have taken it as a warning.


My fear

I’m scared that I won’t be able to protect her
My gun does not exist

I’m scared that I won’t be able to protect her
My country created this fear

I’m scared that I’m being too open
but it’s a real fear within me…


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Excuse my silence
The shadows of the past retreat from your light
My silence expresses a nation’s anguish
A shadow that falls darker than the night

Forgive the imprint that I leave on your floor
My body falls as the shot is fired
It’s force of habit
when you live in a country fighting it’s Cold War


Feel yourself

You’ve got that look in your eyes
There’s an itch that needs scratching
but there’s no hands to supply the cure

You’ve got that pain in your heart
You need a love to fill the void
but no one’s tall enough to fill the hole

You need to LOOK AT YOURSELF
Face the blame that bares your name
but not give in to that mark of shame

You’ve got that hole in your soul
There’s a need to sing a song
but you can’t remember the tune

You need to look at yourself
Look at yourself
EMBRACE YOURSELF


Their revolution

ANC logo

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The revolution is on trial
It’s revolving, revolting, EVOLVING!
The revolution is on trial!
Raped by accusations and denial

‘We agree!’ they chant
It’s much more threatening this way
Toyi-toyi, chant!
Watch the white people run

The revolution is on trial
Revolutionaries stomp their feet
We’ve got the same rhythm
But we’re marching to a different beat


A love…

Under her skin
She becomes one
Under my skin
She scratches that itch
Deep inside
I pulsate to her beat
I feel her heart
She consumes my soul…


Afri-ocracy

Look at me all democratic
Ignoring life on the streets
Ignoring the new struggle
I am South Africa
I don’t look at policy
It’s still about race…


This is peace

bullet in the head

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This is peace
A bullet hole through your head

This is peace
Blood drenching your streets

This is peace
Soldiers parading and beating ‘useless’ people

This is peace
A president sitting on his fat ass getting fatter by the day

This is peace
And this…
is what you voted for


Learn to Fall

To fall is to learn…

To fall is:

To learn to manage your fears
To learn to face your life
To learn to break your fall…

Fall,
Learn,
Live


Feel too…

EGYPTIAN PEOPLE'S PROTEST RALLY AGAINST MUBARA...

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Make a fist
Continue to shout
Forget the cost
Feel too…