Will we sleep on those grasses of change?

2016-06-29 06:00

THEY sit in well served offices looking and searching for high academic performers forgetting that we all deserve a chance to life, a better life,

They give out bursaries, scholarships and money sponsors, but to whom - the child who got seven straight As or the child whose parents are into politics, or better yet, the one who has access to high-tech internet and are able to fund their applications?

They say their main goal is to see the sponsored wearing and smiling in that graduation gown and showing the community that it can be done, which community - the broken one perhaps?

What about the people flooding our street corners at night with no place to sleep, but a dream in their minds?

What about the talent flooding our streets, giving up on dreams and smoking destructive drugs? Surely we all deserve an equal chance in changing the world.

What about the person reading this with a heavy heart because someone always preaches lies about “free education for all”, yet it is “free education for high performers”.

You talk about the smiles on the faces of those 1 000 graduates you sponsored, but what about the smiles it will bring to every citizen’s heart walking on the streets with no child smoking on street corners knowing in our heart that they’re rehabilitating their dreams inside those tall university buildings.

What about the parents who will die not through broken hearts by being robbed and raped by their own children, but who will die due to heart attacks and excitement of seeing their children getting free quality education instead of the free street destructive education.

I know one day this poem will sleep on those green grasses of change and humanity then our broken youth will be mended and rescued.

mandla mosia Via email

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