26 August 2011

Born Free - Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti

Born free we are
Yet poisoned still
Born in peace we are
Yet our minds thirst for blood
Born in privilege
Yet envy cripples our direction
Birthed from brave souls
Yet our destinies are drenched in old fears
Indeed a coward nation.

New South Africa?
Over-concentration of colour
Or over-concentration of racism?

To vote is to:
Pledge one’s allegiance to dead struggles
To vote is to:
Pledge one’s mind to senseless paranoia
To vote is to:
Pledge one’s mind to war in a time of peace

Witgevaar? Of swartgevaar?
It makes no difference
To vote is to embrace
Australia or Tendermania?
It makes no difference
Escapism is our vice
Bravery we do not know
Indeed a coward nation.

Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti ©

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