Christmas Day Birth of the Son – Feeling from the Poor

Christmas Day Birth of the Son – Feeling from the Poor

By Phutas Tseki

To honour or to commercialise
Classical socialist, ask a vital question
A question that needs substantive response
Religion being the opium of the masses
For whose benefit is the celebration?

So said that Bible
The son of God was born on Christmas Day
A saviour of the poor and the have-nots
His birth brought a new world
His birth symbolises thanksgiving
He fed thousands on wine and bread
Healed masses of the people

The Son’s work and socialism
He died for our sins to rise again to save us
Honour the shepherds of the world
Human race celebrate birth of sons and daughters

Birth of son, a warrior, a leader
Luke Chapter 2 details the Glory
Celebration not extravaganza
Hallelujah! Amen!!

Workers homegoing period
Ka hara Naha to Lesotho, Magoduka is the time

Hostels and industrial houses being empty and lonely
Shining and colour-blocking fashion of all sorts
Fashion and Soweto walking tricks not iikhotane

Special food and spring cleaning is the order
Kiddies and old happy smiles for new clothes and sweets

Monyanya, to monyanya (wedding bells) in Limpopo
Bonuses driving all crazy, even the unemployed have a share
Capital smiles to the bank on high sales.
Linkage of Heritage and Christmas Days questionable

Why capital links the bonus with Christmas Day
Leave days turned into commercial days
January seems to be forgotten with cash.
For whose benefit is the spending?

New Year’s resolutions and compliments a norm
January workers empty-handed same as last year

A painful known routine to the masses and the poor
Back to school become more stressful
Machonisa determine interest rates
Mosanku Phutas Tseki taken from Katse Poetic Verses