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READER LETTER | Ode to Don Mattera

Dr Don Mattera.
Dr Don Mattera.
Image: Eugene Coetzee

I call at your grave

Freedom does finally

Walk the land

Yes, stand tall Bra Don Mattera

To walk the long walk

To glimpse our Utopian liberation

But sadly, blatant racism

Sheer inequality

Stark poverty

Peer at overt institutionalised corruption

Do not yet contemplate to run away

And crumble to dust

Because none here is bliss

Yours was just that

It was but a dream

Do not go to your grave…

Nkululeko Zondi, Jeppestown, Johannesburg

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