Remind me of my dictatorial deeds;
Remind me of my discriminatory acts;
Remind me of my intolerance to different beliefs,
That makes me betray my fellow citizens.
Remind me of my stereotypical behaviour,
That fills my mind with thoughts of segregation;
Remind of my egocentric terminology,
That shutters my soul of patriotism.
Remind me why I spend millions on a castle,
While my fellows are sleeping under a bridge;
Remind me of the voices that lament to me,
Hoping that, to them, my right hand I’ll stretch.
Remind me of my ignorance;
Remind me of arrogance,
That I think its confidence;
Remind me that I need deliverance.
Remind me of my unvirtuousness,
That has perverted our motherland;
Remind me of my corruptness,
That has subdued the courage and hope of the innocent ones.
Please remind me,
So that I can be better;
Remind me of my retrogressive steps,
That has crumbled to dust, the hope of my fellow comrades.
By Craig Ngwenya
‘The Fervent poet’
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