No Brotherhood with Bloodlust: A Poem of Protest against Xenophobia in South Africa

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No Brotherhood with Bloodlust

You, South African

You, filled with cancerous hate

Merciless sealer of innocent fate

You, persecutor of the ‘other’

You are not my brother

 

You, South African

You, filled with fatal fear

Who kills with conscience all too clear

You, beating until hands blister

You are not my sister

 

You, South Africa

You, country of my birth

Fierce fire of freedom’s hearth

You, stubborn hope in my heart

You stand not from Africa apart

 

You, find humanity, children of stardust

Speak louder and declare:

No brotherhood with bloodlust

 

Raees Noorbhai

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