Awaiting Resurrection by Makhanda Senzangakhona

Makhanda Senzangakhona | May 15th, 2019 | poetry | 2 Comments


Before our eyes,
Under our watch:
against your will,
So rape is named!
Of you,
our daughter.
yesterday was your mother,
and your sister -last year.

Today, in the court’s glare
Your soul stand bare
arraigned again-
Now before the world-
as though once wasn’t enough!

Once alone, in the hole-
The hollow night
Of your heart,
that’s become your second-self,
you wilt and wither within
your forsaken desolate soul

Yet, you limp
With the night’s surviving silence
And rippling echoes.

They say you’ve courage
Ba re you are calm, composed-
Even ” celebrated, and trending”
And no less, your ordeal
Still boiling our cuddled blood

O motho
You’re Human
O ngwana wa batho
Descended of A People
A o rashe sehlareng
A se wena lerula
You ain’t just another-
fruit fallen off a tree.
Easy pickings of
Ossified hearts and
Calcified minds
dogging the womb of day

Poet Bio

Makhanda Senzangakhona is the nome de guerre and pen name for Paul Oupa Serekele Ramachela. The author has retained the use of both names because he does not wish to be lost to his comrades nor become an alien to his family, and relations. Previously published poems, short stories and other narratives have appeared in the following publications, amongst others, Staff Rider, Rixaka, Mayibuye, Mrabulo and Black Letter Media-Poetrypotion. 
The author has served in various roles in and outside SA; until recently he was a senior public servant.

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