Saturday, May 4, 2019

"South Africa" by Vaneshran Arumugam

“South Africa”
          by Vaneshran Arumugam

This land
Cradle of Human
Kind mother of the richest mine
Our mind

Split contents
Spilt continents
Her world-womb still nourishing far beyond her shores

Our Land Mother’s labour flows in our veins,
blood rivers,
Hearts pumping the songs of heroes to the world
Amandla ngawethu!

power is the people

Herstory is ours
with drama and action replete
always culminating
never complete

Now we parent the future
Voicing the possibilities of a woken-up world
with wider eyes open
and the trill of an impassioned ululation

Sing the song of Peace
of all our prosperity
the song of our purpose
our Mother
if it be not now, yet it will come.

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