Freedom Day, my ass:

Happy Freedom day

to all the white people in the ‘burbs

who, on a daily, exercise

their freedom to be wealthy.

The one-percenters at the centre

of the economy

who volley-ball the capital

between Capetown and Sandton

Happy Freedom day to Cyril,

one of the “richest” white men

in a black man’s skin;

the Michael Jackson alternate

who exercised his freedom

to exterminate noise-makers.

Happy Freedom day to Chris

who was surreptitiously “Cyriled” by Nelson

for refusing to compromise.

Had he not taken

led to the head

we all would’ve been

the same size

Happy Freedom day to Nelson

the salesman who gave the country

to white men for soup.

The ultimate glutton

with ambitions of a spartan

who left us at the gate

shouting for Hector

You put us at the bottom

so we lookup

like the Sistine Chapel

the preach peace and reconciliation

like the 16th Chapel.

Your embrace of the other side, was just a thug affair.

Freedom day, my ass!

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Peculiar "Ph D" Khumalo, born and bred (and buttered) in White City, Soweto, the liveliest township in Africa in 1987. Attended Boarding School at Bophelo Impilo and Matriculated in 2007. While his erudite endeavours do not venture beyond Matric, he had long been told he had a way with words, a hype he still has a hard time believing. "Of all the pleasures of life, I relishes nothing more than a conversation over coffee" ☕