The Bridge or the Barrier?

POETRY FORMAT, 21 Feb 2022

Dr Usha Roopnarain – TRANSCEND Media Service

There is a tottering bridge,
across the rocky mountain ridge
Will you use it to build?
What do you see?
Is it a boulder? Is it a barrier?
Can it be a strong shoulder?
Even brokenness can be a bridge!
But how?
Bridge the gap.
Do not burn the bridge.
Even when sorrow and adversity comes.
Build a bridge to cover the wall.
Don’t let it dictate and divide.
Let ego and pride be set aside.

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Dr Usha Roopnarain – Former parliamentarian in the National Assembly of South Africa, social activist and passionate about human rights and gender equality.


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