Tuesday, 20 October 2009

What is freedom?

By Nqobile Mafu

This poem its an extract taken from "Born 2 Speak" it talks about the corruption and empty promises which were made by the government. Long back ago people where taken by force matter to go and fight for their beloved country. They were promised honey and milk but all the promises where in vain.

We live in a country where we can’t afford to buy a sweet,
not to mention a toilet roll paper.
We live in fear of persecution, we are forced to choose
what we don’t like.
We are forced to say yes when we want to say no.
We are beaten and tortured, for exercising our rights.
Reporters are arrested or even killed for telling the truth
some disappear without a trace.

Is this the meaning of freedom? Is this the meaning of freedom?
What is freedom? Kuyini inkululeko?
Or cry beloved country or cry beloved country.
This government of ours has totally destroyed,
Our beloved country.
It has totally destroyed the atmosphere,
The doctors are the dealers.
Lawyers are liars.

Yikho mina ngithi,
What is freedom?
What is the meaning of freedom?
Is freedom a play station?
Is freedom a puzzle?
What is freedom?
What is the meaning of freedom?

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