newritings

July 27, 2013

Down Abubaker Asvat drive

Filed under: poetry — newritings @ 2:53 pm
The speakers lament
The slow pace of reform,
THE corrupt detours
And, illegal U-turns
 and
                                   Speaker
After speaker
After speaker
laments
the
 Conniving politicians
And delaying bureaucrats
Who gave them up-hill
In the struggle to  rename the link road to Dr Abu Asvat Drive
the peoples doctor took the road of
working with the poor amidst the thorns of poverty and hunger
the road less traveled
of unity of the oppressed
 and Black Solidarity
this path
eludes this teenage democracy
as hope and hardworking  gets lost
in the pot-holds of sectarian politics
in  the eTolls of our imagination
is it the rot they spoke of
or the pimples that we all must endure
before
 the smooth face of democracy appears?
the long march,
                        cross-crossing winds of anger and stifled freedom
“keep  your eye on the  prize´
´take it daily´
the good doctor advised
before they robbed him of
linkages
link
ages
it takes time
but most of all, will:
not
 WILL THEY DO IT?
 but
HAVE THEY THE WILL TO DO it

poem by Hassen Lorgat

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