Poem: Words from Different Mouths

i wrote a poem this morning considering how the same words coming out of different mouths can mean a variety of things. Different worlds, even.             [For another poem i wrote a while back on 'Whiteness' click here]

Poem: Antifa Hair

You don't like my hair "It's kak!" you say And i feel so fortunate That you stopped by here today   You see i really didn't know, that i had "Antifa Hair" And it's only cos of someone nice like you who shows they care So many other passers got distracted by My pursuit of Justice that they missed that speck right in my eye But not you, no, you boldly logged on And [...]

By |2020-08-31T07:26:09+02:00Aug 31st, 2020|poems and other creativity|0 Comments

Poem: The dust

I quickened my pace As I hurried home More excited than normal To make it on time For my nightly appointment A story-telling date With my youngest daughter That I always hated to miss But tonight would be extra special Did I have a story for her? I set the scene with great dramatic effect There I was at the edge of the crowd Minding my own business Listening to the Teacher When suddenly [...]

Poems on an anniversary [not anniversary poems]

Val and i just celebrated our 11th year anniversary with a few days away in Citrusdal. i went with great intention of spending some time getting back into poetry. Armed with my pend and my journal. Sadly, the two pens i picked were not quite equal to the intention and i managed to barely scratch out these two short ones before they both gave up the ghost. D - droplets lie in wait [...]

By |2021-01-24T08:25:36+02:00Jul 15th, 2020|Justice, poems and other creativity, race vibes|0 Comments

Poem: Breathe their last

History remembers That the Public Executioner very rarely wore a mask Why conceal your identity When everyone already knows who you are? He stood somberly Bronze Heading Axe in his hand Waiting for that precisely timed moment When he would deliver the death blow That the community had decided upon And he had been quite badly paid for The Future will sing songs Of present day Public Executioners Failing to wear masks Unaware and [...]

Character Stories for Children: A transition…

It's time to catch you up on the happenings of our Character Stories for Children kids YouTube channel.  i see that my first post about the channel happened the day after April Fool's Day. But this was no joke. We had just gone into Lockdown and it felt like this might be a particularly tough time for parents of young children. So first up i gathered together a whole list of different activities and [...]

Poem: The weak that was

"I can't breathe!" he screamed As he scowled at the police as They made him pack up his surfboard and go home While the black man lies motionless On the other end of the wave. Meanwhile the Coopers were having A domestic in a nearby park Cos she wouldn't put a leash on her dog And he was too black. "Nothing to see here!" was the statement Of the law-enforcing bodies Who had just [...]

By |2021-02-01T11:15:37+02:00Jun 1st, 2020|Justice, poems and other creativity, world news|0 Comments

Poem: Two boys went out to play

White self-professed racist With his hand up the ass of a puppet Spent his time using his reach To try help the rest of us gaze into the mirror While the one with the platform And all of the influence Could have gone there But all he got was this lousy t-shirt One threw his voice The other threw his voice away How is it that the Con ended up being more than Rad [...]

By |2020-06-01T06:40:11+02:00Jun 1st, 2020|poems and other creativity|0 Comments

Poem: Those people!

"Can we please stop talking about race?" You demand as you casually spit out "those people" As an insult to group all your prejudice into one demongraphic Unaware that you are talking about my friends. And the beautiful children of my friends. And their friends. And their friends. And. Their. Friends. It's as if your fear of the unknown Has manifested into your own inner demons Which are circling the deep chasm between Your [...]

By |2021-02-01T11:16:26+02:00May 15th, 2020|Justice, poems and other creativity, South Africa|2 Comments
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