My South African Dream

This blog is plain and simple, the South African dream I have of a healed nation. It probably is still a far way off, but we are already working towards this ultimate goal. I don’t care if it is a bit naïve, but I would like to think that the people of today can grow the tolerance and compassion needed for future generations to prosper in mutual respect.


My South African Dream


The answer would be incomplete

Without the question posed

The problem of our Land today:

The lack of sober ways.


What would be the chessboard

Without the black and white?

How would pianos sing and bring

To us their sheer delight?


How bitter would the coffee be

Without its white counterpart

How empty would our flag be

Without its coloured parts


How would the youth read

Without the ink on paper?

How would the people learn

And our rights to us be catered?


How would the road be guide

Without their stripes and tar?

How would the world perceive us

Be we just one colour from afar?


We need one another,

As question does the answer,

We need the black, we need the white,

To dance and live in sheer delight


June 2011 – Francois Hermanus Steyn


3 thoughts on “My South African Dream

  1. Great sentiments. Thanks for sharing, Francois


    Many small (yet significant) steps by many people will eventually reach their destination, their unique destinies

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