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)