Writing is Easy, Writing is Hard

Writing is easy when it comes from the heart But from the mind is somewhat hard To 'feel' is a constant state-of-being To 'think' is to breathe while surviving reality To 'reflect' is a path taken only by the wise To 'depict' is a portrayal of reality analysed To 'write' is to yield a paper … Continue reading Writing is Easy, Writing is Hard

South Africa

I come from a nation large and strong Where we raise our voices in song Sing praises unto the heavens and earth With a dozen languages of different words Our people, we know of tragedy and pain We know more of loss than of gain Yet we seek not to dominate We seek a commitment … Continue reading South Africa

Spencer

Spencer was new to school and hadn’t quite decided who to be. Having the benefit of a unisex name meant that Spencer had also chosen not to identify as ‘he’ nor ‘she’ but ‘it’ or ‘Spence’. On the first day, Spence dressed in such a manner that its gender could not be identified at first … Continue reading Spencer

Inequality

How does one write rather how does one type on a stereotype in the form of a hype trendsetters surround generating sounds flooding all around coming from outta town now I don’t mean immigrants I’m talkin ‘bout expats n’ tourists with commercial interest bearing the label “capitalist” The few who were impressed returned to invest … Continue reading Inequality

I Used to be You

 Dear Younger Versions of Me Who Still Exist in the Form of ‘Other People’   When I was two, I was exactly like you, Trying to run before I could walk, Screamed, for I could not talk. When I was five, I was falling behind But I was inspired To tackle language divide When I … Continue reading I Used to be You

When the Enemy Cries

What do we do when the enemy cries? Do we mock their pains, or empathise? What do we do when the racists scream that they want to conserve their liberties? What do we do when classists steal from those who have less material? What do we do when sexists refuse to embrace others as human … Continue reading When the Enemy Cries