Thursday, October 8, 2015

National Poetry Day: An Ode to the Heroes

For their rights to place a demand
For their demand of what’s right
Today, 1976, Soweto wailed!
Tears streamed down the cheeks of mothers
When Regina could not save the boy
When the fathers gasped to cope with awe
The awe of children lost to bullets
Unkind barrels that fell the likes of Hector
Hectic moment in the life of a people
People of all colours the like of a rainbow
Who now bow to the wishes of a pardon
Pardon advanced by a “prisoner” of old
That reproached the horror the Isle bestowed
To become the prince of his people by grace!
Written and Dedicated this day, 16th June, 2015 to the children lost to the 1976 youth uprising in Soweto

By Adegbilero-Iwari, Idowu @ Pretoria, SA.