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The Young and the Restless

Lately, students and their protests have been making the news.  Big.  I wonder if 2015 should not be dubbed “The Year of the Student Uprising”?  I am quite ambivalent about the current goings on.  I understand why protests are taking place.  It’s the how I struggle with.

Continue reading “The Young and the Restless”



They were walking along in silence.  Johnny suddenly turns to Salie, “Bra, did you hear about the smackdown that happens there by the smokkie down the road the other day?” Salie starts laughing, “Jy, not smackdown, man…crackdown.  You watch too much TV.  Ja, I heard.  It’s a good thing.  Time to clean up our community.  These druglords and smokkie bosses are taking over.  I’m dik of this.  All they’re doing is bring undesirables to our community.   We must stop complaining and start doing.  They mos mustn’t rule us.  The laaities can’t evens play in the street like we used to when we were children.  It’s sad, man.” Continue reading “Smackdown!”

Page 51

(This week we were challenged to go to Page 51 of a random book and start our piece with the last line/sentence of the page.  Our book is PLAYBOYSKOOL (How to Get Pull and Get Laid) by Nick Starr. “Let’s roll…”)

Let’s roll…
Roll along the highways and byways
Of our connected cosmos…
Along the murky way of life.

Let’s roll in and out of the technicolour swirl…
The kaleidoscope of culture and creed…
Roll the identity of you and I
Into us and we.

Let’s roll all our differences into an unreserved common…
Common dialogue, common thought,
Common goal…Common humanity.

Let’s roll away the tumbleweed
Of cultural insecurity…
Roll the identity of you and I
Into us and we.

What do you say?
Will you roll with me?
Let’s aid our future
By changing our present…

C’mon…Let’s roll!

This is the second installment in a Tandem Blog Series by Celeste of Surviving Jonkersville, Chevonne of Chev’s Life and Shelley…that’s me.  Thank you for taking the time to read.  We’ll be back with another installment next Thursday at 1pm.

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