They call you mister steve biko now you’re dead

March 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

They call you mister steve biko now you’re dead

And though your death

May leave them cold, may leave them cold

They who tormented you when you were alive

Call you mister steve biko now you’re dead

So many garlands others have placed

Around your neck, around your neck

You’ve been given coverage

The size of a rugby field

Now you are dead, but you’re dead

The best advocate in the land

Was your voice, was your voice

And what does it matter what was said

At an inquest the best advocates in the land

May speak for the dead, but they’re dead

They call you mister steve biko now you’re dead

And though your death

May leave them cold, may leave them cold

They who tormented you when you were alive

Call you mister steve biko now you’re dead.

6 responses to They call you mister steve biko now you’re dead

  1. one of my heroes.

  2. Did you write this?

  3. NO!

    it happens to be one of my favourite poems, i just forgot the author, i will check my anthology and i will reference accordingly

  4. great thinker!!!

  5. Dr Steve Biko?

  6. It was written by Shabbir Banoobhai

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