BLOGGING A-Z CHALLENGE – APRIL 10 – I


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I is for Indians: came to these parts
Indentured labour to make some new starts;
Into the sugar-cane fields they were sent:
It was slave-labour wherever they went.

 

Inching their way up from poverty low -
Ideas they wanted much further to go;
In market gardens or trade taking part,
If sons from the savings would get a good start.

 

Indians, also, Apartheid deprived;
Industry paid off: thus many still thrived;
Iron-willed, they funded good schools of their own;
It’s true that, with veg., doctors, lawyers, were grown! 

© Colonialist April 2012 (WordPress/Letterdash)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels, with notes writing classical music, and with riding cycles, horses and dinghies.
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4 Responses to BLOGGING A-Z CHALLENGE – APRIL 10 – I

  1. I echo Sonel. This writing is fabulous, and what a story it tells: one of such determination to succeed. I am learning a lot on our A-Z challenge!

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  2. adinparadise says:

    Gotta admire those Indians, Col. They really di thrive on hard work, and deserve all the success they achieved.

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  3. Sonel says:

    Stunning Col! :)

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  4. daphne says:

    nicely written.

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