14 A prayer for all my countrymen Guy Butler Though now few eyescan see beyondthis tragic time'scomplexities,dear God, ordainsuch deed be done,such words be said,that men will praiseYour image yetwhen all these terrorsand hates are dead:
15 Through rotting days,beaten, broken,some stayed pure;others learnt howto grin and endure;and here and therea heart stayed warm,a head grew clear.
16 Stanza 1Every line in the poem has four (4) syllables
17 Though now few eyes eyes: refer to people. Only a few people Though: and yet, yet, nevertheless, still, all the same , nonetheless
19 this tragic time's this tragic time: Apartheid tragic: Apartheid, the deaths, the persecution, the unequal rightsAlliteration: t creates the feeling of anguish and dismay.
20 complexities,complexities: the difficulty, complications of Apartheid.
21 Only a few people can see beyond the complicated, tragic times of Apartheid.
22 dear God, ordain dear: a cry of desperation to God. God: he calls on the Creator of heaven and earth to ordain something.Ordain: order, decree, proclaim, enact, command, lay down, rule.He wants God to establish something.