Mothers Weeping (A Poem)

By Themba Mvula

So all I did was labour for nothing

The seed I begot is an eyesore to mankind

What have I done to deserve such hatred among men

All resources I provided from the little I had

Hoping a proud harvest I was about to reap

Like a failed business venture I cry over my loss

For shame and disgrace you have put upon me

This environment is nothing but a treacherous plot

Governed by rights that shadow our very own culture

I carry my basket upon my head every day for you

For in prison decent food you are lacking

Like a sad hymn I walk to your rescue with hope

All I taught you was in vain my child

Proof that your generation is faithless and evil

The capitalist economy was never meant for lazy you

The faster it come the quicker it’s taken from you

At least I got rid of your murder weapon in good time

Be glad your sentence is not a lifetime

Still more I weep til my eyes get dry

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