Yer wanna reap? Yer gotta sow.
Boet... the more yer sow, the more yer reap –
the crop’s ginne be a lekker heap.
Yer life, ole thing, is like a field.
The seeds yer sow will be its yield.
Plant today... reap ahead
For harvest time be well prepared.
In strictest confidence, ole mate,
You can’t jus’ leave yer life to fate!
Aikona, bru, yer laboured so!
‘Spect to get beans from peas? Oh no!
Yer ginne reap that which yer sow.
We fought for peace, used violent ways
We sowed mean seeds in them thar days.
A paradoxic’ way to peace –
Ahead... a harvest that must cease!
We sang for peace. They still resound
Heart-rending songs, quite profound.
And now we have to do our thang –
Promote the peace of which we sang.
Oh, fellow countrymen of woe
We can’t reap peace from war, you know.
Feed the hungry, sow for sure;
Riotously help the poor.
That way you’ll be sowing love
Your harvest will come from Up Above.
And they that sow in tears, He said
Shall reap in joy, His love instead.
Our land is home to many a state
There’s cringing fear, there’s vicious hate.
Go on... determine where to be
You gotta sow if you wanna be free.
 Nice (Afrikaans)
 Not on your life!
 Male friend
 Colloquial - thing
Natisha Parsons started writing when she was a little girl, tutored by her ex-teacher mother. She went on to tutor her younger siblings. Her first publication was a story about a class hike up Mount Currie Mountain, Kokstad, when she was at high school there. She sent it to the children’s club, Uncle Bill – Sunday Tribune (Durban) – when she was fourteen years old. That motivated her to become a writer one day.
Her writing has a Christian worldview; she has a passion for her country and its people, and is interested in her culture-grounded bi-racial roots: European (British and German) and isiXhosa. She, however, follows the general South African Bible-based Christian-style culture. (Love ‘em all but trust in God.)
She became a school teacher and is now retired. She likes to say that when she was young and foolish she taught school; now she’s older and wiser, she lives a laid back life, writing and reading. Most of her books are of a spiritual nature: beginner books for young Christians (non-fiction). She has a few published short stories and a poem.