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Robert Nisbet
Alan Britt
Jennifer Burd
Michelle Bailat-Jones
Running Cub
Elisavietta Ritchie
Odimegwu Onwumere
Laszlo Slomovits
Lyn Lifshin
Ramesh Dohan
Silvia Scheibli
Alex Ferde
Richard Kostelanetz
Richard Gartee
Irsa Ruci
Duane Locke
Janet Buck
Nahshon Cook

Jim Daniels
Fred Wolven
Peycho Kanev
Ali Znaidi
Sunday Eyitayo Michael
Karyn M. Bruce
Arsim Halili
Engjell I. Berisha
Muharrem Kurti
 


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SOUTH AFRICA

These killings, bestialities, animosities
You show to your visitors
Are for ignorance.

Oh! South Africa,
A land stained with innocent bloods
Generations with all the soaps canít clean. 

You have created ills

With this odious killing competition.

 

You neglected to learn,

Failed to compete with your visitors,

Failed to acquire knowledge,

Failed to be hospitable.

 

Why?

 

Killing your visitors

Can never be a sacrifice

To redeem your ignorance.

 

Killing your visitors

Can never open paths

Of prosperity for you.

 

Killing your visitors

Can never generate ideas

For you.

 

You have caused your bad luck

With these innocent bloods

That would continue

To cry from your soil

Till the end of time.

 

Oh! South Africa,

Sunshine and moon

Shall henceforth be your enemies

As you enviously take to killing

Your visitors as your foes

Inlure of taking them as your friends.

 

 

 

Odimegwu Onwumere, Rivers State. South Africa

 

 
   


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