27 April 1994, South Africa By R.L. Nel

About South Africa's first democratic election.

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Christian Donovan
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3 months ago

Freedom day – a day to be celebrated in S Africa and so full of hope and expectation, which your poem celebrates. I love the light brisk feel of your poem. I just feel that may be there’s another poem which is the polar opposite of this one?

Jane
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3 months ago

Hi Rachel, what a lovely poem. I had to look up the date to see the significance. Sounds like a wonderful thing to celebrate every year:) Thanks for sharing.

Kim
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Kim
3 months ago

I remember the day well…coloured by generations of white fear…and now,Covid is the only thing that has truly levelled the playing field. Now,we are all the same. It takes Nature – not men, to equalize the listing broken ship .. …#jussaying

Deryn
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3 months ago

Hi Rachel – I only came to SA in 1995 and so wish I had been here on that day. Beautifully captured, and so short and succinct.