#BooksNotBullets: “We See You” a poem by Tebogo Ramose

We see You
by Tebogo Ramose

thmb_We See You by Tebogo Ramose
Through thickness of our tears
we see you president and our leaders
we see your calm in front of the
violence our brothers are given,
our sisters endure…

Through thickness of the stun grenade mist
we see you in your suits and ties
we know you cannot feel the pain because your children are secure
we see your violence, we see you
only care about parliamentarian
speeches than people, children that have voted for you
now you betray them for comfort,
nkandla and expensive cars

Through the loudness of your mics
we hear you, the silence you have given us.
The hateful look you give us as we get brutalized
Anyone who was beaten today, I felt their pain
for every drop of blood that dripped
I dropped tears too

Through your suits we know you
we know who is behind the marikana massacre
we know and please don’t tell me about the courts
because them too are used by eltist to confirm lies
don’t tell me about commissions because the last one I remember ‘TRC’
sold justice for empty freedom,
for you to be in that air conditioned offices…joe

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