Category: Poetry

My Painful Poetry

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 31, 2020 MY PAINFUL POETRY Its rhymes are of the poverty stripped widows in Liberia. Its symbols are of the slain cops freezing on the mortuary slabs of Gambia Its imagery is of

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Children of Xenophobia

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 26, 2020 CHILDREN OF XENOPHOBIA Children eating bullets and firecrackers Beggars of smile and laughter Silent corpses sleeping away fertile dreams Povo chanting new nude wretched slogans Overstayed exiles eating beetroot and African

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Identity Apples

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 23, 2020 IDENTITY APPLES I am a fat skeleton, resurrecting from the sad memories of dada and dark mysteries of animism I am Buganda I bleed hope I drip the honey of fortune

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Diary of Povo

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 16, 2020 DIARY OF POVO Another whistle from election fervent fathers Another ululation from slogan drugged mothers In Chimoio we roasted bullets like mealie cobs for breakfast In Nyadzonia we boiled grenades like

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DIMPLES OF FREEDOM

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 9, 2020 DIMPLES OF FREEDOM Dimples of mighty river donga, river Sokoto flowing honey of liberation, dripping sweetness of decades Of freedom harvest Taraba and ekuku flowing with seasons coming after one another

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