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This is a poem I wrote last year. Below is a little context about Cassinga courtesy of Wiki, which is the name of a building on campus. Ironically I did not know the meaning behind the actual name.

Cassinga is where you left

Cassinga is where I died

I watched him round the corner

at the computer lab,

I thought of his last words.

“Not meant to be”

“Not you, it’s me”

“Time out”

“Take a break”

Bones break,

as the car hit me.

Should have watched where I was walking.

Should have done a lot.

Cassinga is where you left me

Cassinga is where I died

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Thoughts flooding my mind before the silence.

But I stepped back in time.

The car drives right past,

as I watch you leave.

Cassinga is where you left me,

but your heartbreak I survived.

“The Battle of Cassinga, Cassinga Raid or Kassinga Massacre was a controversial[3] South African airborne attack on a South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) refugee camp and military base[4] at the former town of Cassinga, Angola on 4 May 1978. Conducted as one of the three major actions of Operation Reindeer during the South African Border War, it was the South African Army’s first major air assault.”

 

<p>Author <a href=”https://plus.google.com/102128103971030481396” target=”blank” rel=”author”>Jerome Cornelius</a></p>

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  1. Great poem!

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