strange yellowwood

strange yellowwood

A Poem by MI-KOL HIGHLY
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Referral to the poem (Strange Fruit by Abel Meeropol) : 1937. (Protest against American Racism). This is a modern day poem protesting against corruption,xenophobia,murder,rape, black supremacy...

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strange yellowwood


strange fruits hanging from the yellowwood tree

rotten from the roots to the last leaf

with rivers flowing to it from wherever rivers flow from

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from the masters of connive and corrupt

feeding on the impoverished man’s tab

making themselves the ‘more equal’ in the barn

waging war to be suffered by the poor

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to the sudden pungent smell of necklaced bodies


[white man's blood on white man's hands]

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immoral men with scarred faces and hearts of stone

who kill those who try to survive from their hard work

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and devour the most divine fruits

leaving trash for the stupid boys to marry

so they can perish from the poison from their teeth

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here is a tree for the vultures to be ensconced in

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for black supremacy and xenophobia to reign

for the thieves to feed upon and flourish


“here is a strange and bitter crop.”

 

By MI-KOL HIGHLY

Michael Thando Nota

© 2015 MI-KOL HIGHLY


Author's Note

MI-KOL HIGHLY
The Yellowwood is the South African National Tree.

I'm South African and i wrote this from the perspective of a South African but this can relate to the whole world.

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Tags: corruption ; xenophobia ; murder, black supremacy

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MI-KOL HIGHLY
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa



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