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The Capitulation
(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

The Capitulation

Poem By Gert Strydom

(in answer to Ernst van Heerden)

No incarnate demons was loosened as enemies,
no harpies, gryphons or demonic legions,
no number of armoured or mechanical brigades
did overwhelm as an enemy.

As victors we did return from the border and out of Angola
and the sacrifices that was claimed from young boys, was paid with blood,
in times of war we did loose our way in our best years,
with all our enemies either dead or wounded bloody

but then a bold-headed man for the sake of his own glory
did give our land away
(this is no allegory)
as he did forge his own plans

and the suppression of Affirmative Action
did break out under a evil regime
and then we did loose our self-determination,
while white people were pressed into poverty,

while black-racism does reign supreme
where only black people are able to get jobs
and they do free farms, the possession and lives
from their white countrymen.

[Reference: "Staatsgreep" (Coup d'etat) by Ernst van Heerden.]

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