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Zimbabwe Stands Up!
I read e-newsletters from Eddie Cross sent out of Bulawayo regularly, at great personal risk and my heart breaks for the people of Zimbabwe.
Between 1954 and 1976 I was proud to live in Northern Rhodesia now Zambia. Like many others from South Africa, Botswana and surrounding countries, I spent many, many happy times in what was for Zambia, our nearest glamorous destination; the thriving metropolis of Salisbury.
Compared to us, Zimbabwe had great shopping, nightlife and bands - we spent many long weekends there. I wouldn't recognize it now as Harare where even 'billionaires are starving'.
Hopefully, with the elections showing (unofficially) that Morgan's MDC chose the right non-violent strategy - maybe now Zimbabwe can stand proud again.
Inspired by Eddie's words last year, I wrote this poem:
Zimbabwe: Roots & Wings
Quiet melodious chattering,
Low stools where we crouched
2008-04-02 10:08:34 GMT