THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN
Ntsiki Mazwai799 views | Tue, 25th of July, 2017
Now that the mighty have fallen
who is going to watch over us?
Preach over us?
Take over us?
Took our land
These statues represent
those who stole from us!
They owe us
for all they have gained through us.
They remind us
of an apartheid legacy
My own story remains a mystery
For I have been labelled a born free
My freedom is a domfreeze
Andilazi ibali lami
Kodwa nifuna ndilazi elabo...
NOW THAT MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN
The African child is victorious
Now the apartheid government is getting nervous
They fear us
They need the baas’ permission
so there is a breakdown in communication.
The beautiful ones are born
and we need an explanation
It’s an abomination
to idolise those
who were part of your dehumanisation.
Whose history are we memorising?
are our future generations celebrating?
Or does it not matter?
And why are we so self erasing?