Show our tears (Photo: Faye Sarras)

Not the office lends
It is the form that tends
Fluid whether river or sea
Falls or swells our destiny
Through all the years
From all collected fears
Courage intact rises
When we can show our tears

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is author of Unbecoming American: A War Memoir and also Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..