A Piece of Broken Pieces

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem about the tragic Apartheid regime which took control of a mass society in South Africa. The poem also links it back to modern time struggles which the entire world faces.

Submitted: June 16, 2019

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its a vintage day in the heart of Sophiatown, in the belly of the beast.

the Apartheid regime, seems to be the only reason my black people bleed.

police raids, displayed on TV.

they laugh, as my people scream. 

Sophiatown, a place for lack of opportunity and rotten dreams. 

you can smell it when you enter the scene. but I still have dreams... 

 

of a better South Africa for all, 

where black & white can stand tall - 

instead of these wars & brawls, 

that's keeping us separated in our cores. 

racial segregation is given an applause! 

 

wait, pause. 

 

back to 2019, life is still not a dream. 

poverty is still our reality. 

black children decorate the murder scene

white children still living with privileges they got from slavery. 

our mental capacity is still caged, a black man can shift mountains with rage. 

they cut their wrists when they feeling pain, depression is the name. 

the drugs are not the same,

its keeping them enslaved. 

role models who are addicted to the attention and the meaningless fame. 

 

its 2019, and speaking your mind is still a revolutionary act.

what's that? 

A Piece of Broken Pieces. 


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