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Old 09-05-2000, 09:27 PM   #1
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"Apartheid"

OK, I figure maybe I need to restore my reputation (what reputation?) after my little farse yesterday so here is a simple and sobering poem . . .

"Apartheid"

It is Black.
It is White.
It is an ocean
--of night.

Its tide is receding,
everything is washed away,
except the damaged and bleeding,
souls that decay.




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Old 09-06-2000, 12:34 AM   #2
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You couldn't let it end on a positive note, could you?

If the "it" whose tide is receding is apartheid itself, that could have been an 'up' ending...till you mention the poor decaying souls. Of course, that makes thepoem better....but not happy.

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Old 09-06-2000, 12:40 AM   #3
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yes scappy, and honest . . . South Africa is still disarray and probably will be for some time to come . . . look at the hideous crime rates in Cape Town and Johanessburg . . . Apartheid itself may be receding, but the after shocks will be fealt for decades, look at our own country . . . it's been over 100 years . . . it took nearly a century for the civil liberties to claw their way thru . . . and the effects of Apartheid have left so many crippled, all you can now do is watch them decay

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