By Hamilton Nguni
How long shall we lose our loved ones? While we stand aside and look How long shall tears keep rolling down our faces? While we stand around and keep cool We are the victims every time We have troubles now and again
One time we had to deal with apartheid And we were the victims of the situation The anger and hatred we had then, Have brought us nothing but misery and civil division Barbarism from men abusing women and children Uncouth and unruly crime ahead of us While we face the heartless COVID & Corruption Still destroying the lifetime of togetherness
Let us unite against being divided Some belong to political parties But I belong to ONE poetical party How long shall every night somebody cry? Abusive conduct is a violation of Ubuntu Murder against innocent people is taboo Women and child rape is a barbaric period But to some men, it is an introduction of manhood
Day-in day-out somebody has to die While we sit down and wait for the next one Everywhere people are fighting for freedom Nobody knows what is right or wrong When this all started, you and I were not there We don’t know where is this coming from and going I’m not saying this because of my innocence But I’m thinking of the lives we lose How long shall it take? How long?
Poet: Hamilton “Hemiy” Msawenkosi Mnguni
Hamilton Msawenkosi Mnguni (Hemiy) is a rapper, poet and writer/freelancer from Frankfort, Freestate. Hemiy is an outgoing male who was originally born in Newcastle (KZN), before relocating to Frankfort. He completed his high school in Nqutu (KZN), then went to the University of Cape Town for tertiary education.