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You want know to the truth nothing but the truth? Here is how I feel about South Africa as a young boy from the township.

It’s nothing new seeing a sixteen year old pregnant girl.
It’s nothing new witnessing murder in my community.
It’s nothing new hearing stories about loan sharks.
It’s nothing new witnessing foreigners supporting crime in my community.
It’s nothing new hearing my grandmother pray each and every night for better days.
It’s nothing new hearing ANC representative promising my community a change.
It’s nothing new hearing that a white person is better than a black person because of money.
It’s nothing new when a twelve year old boy smokes weed.
It’s nothing new keeping quiet about the drug dealers next door, but blame the boys smoking drugs on the streets.
It’s nothing new when a teacher doesn’t come to school on a Monday morning.
It’s nothing new seeing my people joining different churches hoping for a miracle.
It’s nothing new sleeping with a broken heart and an empty stomach.