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Salient. Official Newspaper of Victoria University Students Association. Volume 40, Number 3. March 14, 1977.

[Poem Four]

opening the newspapers you will see
manifestations of the nightmare of
living in this our enlightened land

big, bold letters clothed in lumping-judge black
state that it is lawful for an African maid
to be parted from her man

who toils until muscles weakened with age
contribute no longer to the economy of the state
is then sent to join his woman in the wasteland

spent of seed they sit and stare
at the brack and barren land
bitterly asking whether God cares a damn
what is happening to his children
not born with a skin coloured white
in our enlightened land