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I am writers block
I block the writer
I write the block
I am… BLOCKED


Maybe

I speak in every language – I am allusion
I profess to understand – I am illusion
I deny action through subversion – I am witless
I imply the choice to change – I am…
…you…


JULIUS!

I fail to celebrate your greatness
when your MORALS are as dirty as oil

I fail to feel united in your words
when they are as tainted as your VALUES

Zapiro. Julius Malema

I fail to feel a thing
when I listen to the tune that you sing


Revolution Comes to South Africa

South African War Memorial, St Ann's Square

Image by George M. Groutas via Flickr

Tell me your name
revolution
On the wings of Malema or an Agent?
I’ve yet to find a host
Do you speak for the people?
yes
English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Sepedi, Sesotho?
whoever understands and heeds the call
You’re in the wrong queue


And my change?

Map of South Africa

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Segregation
Solidarity
Uprising
Protest
Gun shots
Screaming
Death
Negotiations
Speeches
Treaties
Passion
p e a c e
No
Never

“I greet you all in the name of peace. Democracy and Freedom for all.” – Nelson Mandela, 11 Feb 1990


My Eternity Still

Today I fell into myself
It hurt, but only a little

I saw things that I had forgotten
I felt things I thought I could not

I saw a light within me
A light looking inside out

Today I fell into myself
To find that you are what I’ve been looking for


Thank you I do

My love is yours
Yours is my love
Is my love yours?

My peace is you
You is my peace
Is you my peace?

Your heart beats with mine
Beats your heart with mine
Your heart beats mine with…?

I love you always
Always I love you
You love I always?

I do…


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…


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