Yesterday, Republican Presidential front runner Donald Trump once more proved his prejudice with yet another statement about Muslims. In the past, we have come to from him comments such as Mexico is bringing rapists and murderers to the United States; Muslims should wear some kind of identifier and There should be internment camps for Muslims in America as a temporary precaution against terrorism; Surveillance of Mosques and the comment about the children of immigrants being”anchor babies”. Yesterday, he took things to the far and extreme right by saying that Muslims should not be allowed to enter the United States because according to him “… they … Continue reading In Response to Trump’s “No Muslims in the USA” statement
Today marks the start of the second week of the COP21 Climate Summit in France. It is believed to be one of the last chances that we have to save our planet and control climate change by laying out the framework to prevent global temperature increases beyond 2 degrees Celsius. This is such a big deal that even the Pope is requesting divine intervention so that a deal can be made to save the planet. However, the recent weather phenomena I have either experienced or watched occur someplace in the world on the news – from the drought in Southern … Continue reading COP21: Will Anything Come of It?
Its been forever since I last wrote a poem or blog entry; I’ve been going through some personal stuff these last few months. But the recent Black Lives Matter protests had me break out of my uncreative prison and write a few words on what its like being born black in a world that is somehow opposed to you in many ways. What is my crime outside being born black? Immediately classed as ugly and subhuman Let’s not forget stupid All because of my dark brown skin A reminder of pain Inflicted on those that came before me … Continue reading Woe is Black
The frightening single true guarantee of life Inspiring great feelings of anxious fear Circumventing all forms of stagnant expectation While cutting an unpredictable road Into the bedrock of our lives Simultaneously This desert of the unknown we enter Not by choice, instead by virtue of existence Leads us to a mirage In which Fate offers us her hand To aid in finding Destiny’s illusive home Before stumbling exhaustedly into the fabled promised land Fate offers acceptance in her right hand Of the impermanence of the world that surrounds us; A whispered reminder into her lover’s ear Of our smallness in … Continue reading Change
This world I’m awake to With its sounding colours And its infinite details clearer than the entire picture The parts are seen but not the whole My mind is set spinning More rapidly than planetary orbits Thoughts all swimming In a sea of impossibility I’m a problem to be fixed Or so I am told By pills that taste like shit! A secret to be locked away When the co-morbidity takes control Conducting a new episode to begin What if I am an anomaly? Not in need of repair? What if I were the next stage of evolution Darwinian or … Continue reading Stranger
Life is filled with turmoil and joy A complex and confusing maze Bending with new experiences at every corner you may attempt taking., Baring witness to your confrontation of challenges and self Promising the illicit offer of evolution Forbidden in the mind because its unknown And because it may leave pain But it is only through this quagmire of life A fruit can grow, mature and even become a new plant. This cycle of pleasantries born of pain and tears Are among the hallmarks of a well lived life Where hope springs eternal Under the shade it provides Continue reading A Survivor’s Song
A month ago we all had the intense boredom of witnessing and feeling the ripples of the monster that thrashed in the global financial ocean as almost everything became #strongerthantherand. From the possibility of the Boks winning every game of this World Cup, as any patriotic South African should be expecting; to Mcebo Dlamini becoming the South African Ambassador to Israel while Bibi and al-Baghadi smoked Cuban cigars…and Stellenbosch actually transforming with the VF+ leading the charge through its charismatic Nkandla born black leader, while Afrikaners agree without compromise to expropriation without compensation during the Zuma-Zile Wedding , as Barry Roux … Continue reading 14:1 – Stronger than the Rand