MIX 'N MATCH
When I was in South Africa a couple of years ago,
I visited a Pre-school for a while,
And the sight of all the toddlers in their colourful attire
Was something that soon conjured-up a smile.
Most of them wore hand-me-downs, donated by kind people,
But all of them were neat and smartly dressed.
And their manners and behaviour were impeccable as well.
To put it briefly, I was most impressed.
I had lived in South Africa during Apartheid days,
When a gulf was yawning in between the races,
And a European woman would not have been allowed
To visit many purely African places.
So this was most refreshing! Toddlers who'd grow up
Without the dreadful barriers of the past.
I left with a sense of optimism, for I truly felt
That equality was on the way at last.
A sadder view of Africa here: