Monthly Archives: January 2017

Light versus Darkness 

​Darkness said “now, today, tonight” 

Lightness said “No, not today, the time is not right” 

Darkness rages “you cannot stop me” 

Lightness smiles “yes I can, for darkness is the lack of light” 

A pinprick of light affects the darkness but a pinprick of darkness does not affect the light 

Gois 

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Before Ragnarok 

​In time before time 

when faeries danced in Midgard’s realm 

Ragnarok yet to come 

Asgard’s citizens and Unicorn 

played neath the silver moon 

In dale and glen 

their laughter rang 

before Ragnarok yet to come 

Loki and Fenrir pranced and danced 

the time of myths still strong 

before Heimdall brought them home 

before Ragnarok yet to come 

Gois 

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Die gekraakte Spieël 

​Die kraak in die spieël verdeel die beeld 

twee wat een moes wees 

nou twee gesig mens 

Goed en kwaad verdeel deur die kraak 

om mens te wees 

as een 

Kyk nie in die gewraakte spieël 

die een met die kraak 

wees heel 

Onthou wel die gekraakte spieël

van menswees 

maar wees heel 

Gois

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Die Hippie Era 

​Nie ‘n gedig nie. Net gedagtes.
The Flower Children.
Vertel dit soos dit was.

blommekinders met stringe in die hare.

Plakate swaai “make love not war”

“ban the bomb” en lê by hom, maak nie saak wie hy was.
Vrye liefde was die ding

Hiepie kind kom lê by my in my “van”

Op die deur staan geskryf

“Ma don’t laugh, your daughter might be within”
Lê met bene gesprei soos ‘n sker

Nog ‘n dwelm trek aan die “pot”

blomme in die hare, voel ‘n veer, hoeveel was dit nou weer?

wie gee om ek tel nie meer.
Die sestigs was die tyd van die “hiepie hiepie shake”

viagra? nog nie op die mark, “what the hell” 

nie nodig die volgende ou reeds reg vir die sker.

Woodstock lê nog voor.
Dankbaar tog HIV nog in die verskiet

anders was ‘n nasie tot niet.

Ag ja ek was nog te jonk om dit te geniet

“wear flowers in your hair”
© Gois 

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Schrödinger’s Cat 

Is he alive or dead 
that remains to be seen he said 

if in the box or out 

who is to know. 

To be or not to be 

the question to answer 

you have a choice. 

Like Schrödinger’s cat in the box 

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Tribalism,  Xenophobia and Racism = the same! 

The Shocking Truth About Racism by Juju Mkize

Zulu'sHow Can We Believe You Mr President

The Shocking Truth About Racism by Juju Mkize a Top Black Academic At the University Of Cape Town

“South Africans are psychologically sick as a result of violence

inflicted upon the majority of the country’s people

during the apartheid era”, President Jacob Zuma

This lie is getting really old! 

The history of black South Africans has always been that of violence, death and destruction – NOT inflicted upon them by white people in this country. Shaka Zulu, during his 10-year reign butchered more than 2 million black people in South Africa, not counting the deaths during mass tribal migrations to escape his armies. He had his warriors clubbed to death upon the merest sign of weakness. He neither took a legal wife nor fathered a son, for fear that his heir would plot against him, and had his concubines executed if he discovered they were pregnant. When his mother died, he massacred thousands of his subjects so their families would mourn along with him. Shaka retained his throne through the worst kind of sheer terror, vast mass executions, torture and mindless butchery. His brother, Dingane, was no better. He took power after the assassination of Shaka and started his reign by butchering those loyal to Shaka.That,amongst many other horror stories of black-on-black violence, is the history of Black South Africa.

2014_1$thumbimg130_Jan_2014_150041963-llDuring the Apartheid years it was not better. Factional fighting and tribal conflict was again the main cause of violence and death amongst black South Africans. During the Apartheid era, from 1948 to 1994, the average life expectancy of black South Africans had risen to 64 years, on par with Europe’s average life expectancy. Infant death rates had by been reduced from 174 to 55 infant deaths per thousand, higher than Europe’s, but considerably lower than the rest of the African continent’s. The African population in South Africa increased by 50%.

Deaths due to political violence during apartheid: 21 000 people died in political violence in South Africa during apartheid of whom 14 000 died during the transition process from 1990 to 1994. This includes SA Defence Force actions, for instance the 600 deaths at Kassinga in Angola during the war in 1978. Of those deaths, the vast majority, 92%, have been primarily due to Africans killing Africans, such as the inter-tribal battles for territory. During the period June 1990 to July 1993 a total of 8580 (92%) of the 9 325 violent deaths during the period June 1990 to July 1993 were caused by Africans killing Africans, or as the news media often calls it, “Black on Black” violence – hostel killings, Inkatha Freedom Party versus ANC killings and taxi and turf war violence.

sa_necklaced_burningsThe security forces caused 518 deaths (5.6%) throughout this period. During the transitional period, the primary causes of deaths were not security forces nor white right-wing violence against blacks, but due to “black-on-black necklace murders”, tribal conflict between the ANC-IFP, bombs by the ANC and PAC’s military wings in shopping centers, landmines on farm roads, etc.

In this country TODAY (under black rule) as many as 18 000 people are murdered EVERY year. …and those are the official statistics. More than 400 000 people have been murdered in South Africa under ANC rule.

The past 20 years have been the most violent in the history of this country since the death of Shaka Zulu…and NONE of it has anything to do with WHITE people or APARTHEID… but I guess if you repeat the lie often enough foreigners actually start believing the drivel coming from your mouth, Mr. Uneducated President !!!”

Unfortunately people from all over the world believe the lies you have spread and wrongly blame the Whites for Racism!!

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Vryheid van Spraak 

​Daar was eendag ‘n vrou gewees 

maar ‘n man in gees 

Haar gedagtes so deurmekaar 

en haar brein bevrees 

Wit of swart of swart of wit 

sy kon nie besluit wat sy wou wees 

Besluit dat kuns in haar oë 

die medium sou wees 

Ongelukkig kon nie besluit 

wit op swart of swart op wit 

Noem dit nou kuns 

met kru taal van gees

Gois 

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The License of Art

​I can only smile 

when people call this art 
a licence 

to be a fart 
with a mind so small 

you can run a while 
O yes 
you make me smile 

for a little while 

Gois 

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You are Free 

​Up in the mountains 

with air so pure 

you are free 

Rocky outcrop and valley below 

no noise but birdsong 

you are free 

Sunrise sunset painted in gold 

nature’s colouring book 

you are free 
All around 

no civilization to see 

you are free 
Clouds rolling over mountain top 

rain in the valley below 

you are free 
God created nature 

for all to see 

you are free 
Gois 

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My Dad

​There once was a man 

inquisitive was he 

no time to sleep 

life is to short said he 

That was my Dad. 
Once upon a Sunday 

a cobra he caught 

come do not fear 

look feel and learn said he 

That was my Dad
All things big and small 

was of interest said he 

at the stars he would look 

discuss and explain to me 

That was my Dad. 
Religion he knew well 

pastors priests trembled at his visit 

for they could not quell 

his enquiring mind 

That was my Dad 
Microscope Bible and Atlas had he 

dictionary Quran Torah side by side 

late at night his studies went 

after his patients put to bed 

That was my Dad. 
Patients first 

family next 

Honesty 

Integrity 

That was my Dad. 

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