Christmas Day – Birth of the Son

Feeling from the poor
To honour or to commercialise
Classical socialist, ask a vital question
A question that need substantive response
Religion being the opium of the masses
For whose benefit is the celebration
So said the 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 thanks giving
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 home-going period
‘Ka hara Naha to Lesotho, Magoduka’ is the time
Hostels and industrial houses being empty and lonely
Shinning and colour-blocking fashion of all sorts
Fashions 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) to Limpopo
Bonuses driving all crazy, even the unemployed have a share
Capital smiles to the bank on high sales.
Heritage linkage of Christmas Days questionable
Why capital link bonus with the 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 becomes more stressful
Machonisa determines interest rates
Mosanku Phutas Tseki, Numsa Shopsteward. (taken from Katse Workers Poetic)