Saturday, February 25, 2006

the conscientisation of rennie d

In the mid 1980’s I found myself, a white South African recently freed from military conscription, living in a township and undergoing a disturbing, yet exciting, process of conscientisation. This was a reflection:

i walk in the depths of minds uncertainty
searching thoughts for paths to security
which way to turn or where to run
an impossibility

new ideas bursting out the old
what to accept to reject to hold to hate
excitement verses incomprehensibility
foot after foot I tread
a weary mile
mind in concentration
eyes upon the ground

answer lord
bring order to my troubled mind

“my boundaries for you have fallen
in pleasant places”

“your righteousness will shine
like the dawn”

rennie D
12 June 1986
revised 27 February 2006

1 comment:

James Long said...

"What is the price of Experience do men buy it for a song / Or wisdom for a dance in the street?"

- William Blake