To the Stars

There is a myriad of stars But none are the same Each brings a new universe into existence There is a myriad of stars to celebrate tonight But there are even more unknown There are stars who do not yet know that they are stars They will see you shine They will dance under your…

Jerusalem

Did I enjoy Jerusalem they say Did I enjoy Jerusalem As though I went to a circus As though I went to see a dance   #Sikiwrites A poem I wrote in 2012

Winnie Mandela Lives on in South Africa

"She did not die. She multiplied." These words are trending in South Africa today as they did last year when she passed away today. These hashtags are also trending¬† #WinnieMadikizelaMandela #SheMultiplied a new one that has emerged this year, I assumed it is championed by the EFF is "We are Nomzamo's seed." I briefly searched…

“The Flag Salute” by Esther Popel

"Flag Salute" by Esther Popel "I pledge allegiance to the flag" They dragged him naked Through the muddy streets, A feeble-minded black boy! And the charge? Supposed assault Upon an aged woman! "Of the United States of America" One mile they dragged him Like a sack of meal, A rope around his neck, A bloody…

American Foods to Avoid

Well, we all know that American chocolate is nothing to write home about but at least it won't kill you.   There's also that "muffin" or scone Americans have with their barbecue or braai in South African language. What happened to good old bread rolls? No my friends! You'll be having a good braai and…