Living in the modern day South Africa presents the individual with a lot of different challenges. Having been part of the old South Africa which the world tells us was bad has an effect on a person. After a while you start believing that you are guilty as charged. That is obviously if you are a white person who supposedly ill-treated the masses.
The world now tells us that we live in a wonderful free democratic country with one of the best constitutions that has ever been formulated. Unfortunately this is not true. We have some of the highest crime statistics in the world. Citizens of this country right across the racial divide live in poverty, disease and fear. Fear that you are going to become a statistic of our horrendous crime rate. This is a given whether it be robbery, murder, fraud, rape or hijacking. Some where along the line you are going to be part of the statistics. You can only hope that your life is spared.
This is what started me writing poetry and on topics of interest to the people of South Africa. I am a white person but some of my poetry could just as easily been written by a person of colour. I am utterly fed up with our government who display an inability to govern properly.
Our country is in a mess.