DA SAME DA SAME

By Sipho Sepamla

I doesn't care of you black
I doesn't care of you white
I doesn't care of you India
I doesn't care of you clearlink
if sometimes you Saus Afrika
you gotta big terrible, terrible
somewheres in yourselves

I mean for sure now
all da peoples is make like God
an' da God I knows for sure
He make avarybudy wit' one heart

for sure now dis heart go-go da same
dats for meaning to say
one man no diflent to anader

so now
you see a big terrible terrible stand here
how one man make anader man feel
da pain he doesn't feel hisself
for sure no dats da whole point

sometime you wanna know how I meaning for
is simple
when da nail of say da t'orn tree
scratch little bit little bit of da skin

I doesn't care of you black
I doesn't care of you white
I doesn't care of you India
I doesn't care of you clearlink
I mean for sure da skin
only one t'ing come for sure
an' da one t'ing for sure is red blood
dats for sure da same, da same for avarybudy

so for sure now
you doesn't look anader man in de eye

Questions:

1.What effect is the poet trying to achieve by writing the poem the way he has?
2.What message is he trying to convey through the poem?
3.Do you think his use of language is effective or offensive?  Why?
4.On what basis does he say that all people are equal?
5.

The last two lines seem to contradict the message of the poem.  How do you interpret them?
6.Rewrite the poem in 'proper' English.