South Africa July 2o21

The disparity that lives

Festers like a wound

With empty promises

That leaves hungry stomachs

In desperation

Birthing thieves

Who feel it is their right

To feed

From a deep need

Of hunger

Staring at those who have

It has brought us to our knees

Hunger and despair

Has broken what is already

A fragile and fragmented society

What do we say now, South Africa?

What do we say?

Without bringing offense

When our country bleeds

And is brought

To its knees

We cry and our hearts are broken

And some just genuinely overcome…

By pain and suffering

Others are hateful

with hearts that do not care

And more still that have an evil agenda

And others who want to destroy

Is it hopeless?

When you find yourself

Shaking from the bitter winter cold

Living in poor conditions

These words are so old

It’s easy to be swayed

By corrupt persuasion

To take what is not yours

Leaving behind

Irreparable devastation

Wreaking havoc

Like a desperate beast

What do these faces say?

What are they trying to tell us?

When young children

Join in the thievery

And some have died

Who will pay now South Africa?

Because the soil calls out

And seeks justice

Author: lovablewarriorking

Author of Chasing Joy(Published in 2019). Educator Christian Love Poetry Deep in thought most of the time.

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