YOU Will Not Be Silent

POETRY FORMAT, 25 Jul 2022

Dr Usha Roopnarain – TRANSCEND Media Service

Are you wandering.
In this stagnant world?
Perhaps it’s time to shift.
Learn that it’s okay to drift.
Amidst the restlessness.
You will realise.
Yes doubt may fill your teary eyes.
You will not be the same.
You don’t need fame.

You will not tolerate blame.
You will not tolerate the tyranny and shame.
You will stand up and proclaim.
Peace must prevail.
Even if you alone.
You are not moulded in stone.
You have a purpose.
Tell the cruel hearts of the world.
Like the wind and waves.
You will not be silent.
You will not be quiet.

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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