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