Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I am not the one


I am not the one
who stole the stars from the sky

I am not the one
who stole the trees from their roots

I am not the one
who hunted the deer, who speared the whale.

I am not the one
who didn't feed the children, made them starve.

I am not the one
who gave them cancer.
who killed their mothers
shot their fathers.

I am not the one
who prays at night,
i do not know how

I am not the one
that plundered the earth
that stole it's soul

I am not the one
please save me!

13 comments:

SaM-GiRL said...

Ek weet ek het al vir 'n paar gese dat dit regtig goed is, maar ek hou baie van hierdie ene... ek weet nie hoekom nie, hy het my net op 'n emotional level geraak, dalk omdat hy soveel in common het met vandag se tyd... baie baie baie mooi.

etain_lavena said...

dankie banja!!!

Marra said...

See, and then you wonder...is it any good? It's heavy, as always, but with a twist. As I said before, your comparing with heavy duty. And like you said, the world is full of pain...

etain_lavena said...

;)...ja parratjie!

Rav3nn's angel said...

dis eintlik scary hoe naby dit aan die waarheid is, dit laat n mens dink..

Claudia said...

That is powerful stuff there..

etain_lavena said...

dis die idee dat mens dink, als gaan tot nuut, maar almal se dis nie hulle nie.

etain_lavena said...

thanks for comment Claudia...

Inconsequential said...

Cool.
Liked this lots.

Would like to be pedantic about the ending though, you may not have done those things, but undoubtedly have reaped some of the benefits of the plunder.
It's exceptionally hard to be true green and actually manage to give something back...

So I have sympathy for the 'one' but not whole heartedly...I feel they should help save themselves...

Still, my opinion stated, I will go on to say I really really like this one :)

etain_lavena said...

Yes I agree In, but I think it is ironic ending, everybody would say aaaahhhh....the trees, aaahhhhh...the hunger, but nobody will help everybody just want themselves to be saved. Point fingers and hope others will help, but alas, the finger pointing just shifts direction!
Thank you kindly;)

Inconsequential said...

Oh, and I'd never call you a monkey :) not on a personal level at least...
It's a generic background we all share :)

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etain_lavena said...

whahahaha....monkey....gosh....:)

etain_lavena said...

toets