Category: Poetry

DICTATOR’S DOEKS

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 2, 2020 DICTATOR’S DOEKS Grandma’s sweat bathes the statehouse tarmacs, Poverty shaved fathers are the glitter that replaced floodlights and stolen lampposts Brother is the anointed fisherman catching political breams for the presidential

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Presidential Griot

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 2, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL GRIOT Sometimes memories smell like a dictator’s fart We once jived to our own shadows under the silver moon and our shadows danced along with us, we rhymed to the

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AZANIA!!

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, June 14, 2020 AZANIA!! Azania! I have a song for you A song of bees feasting the rainbow nectar on the tattered petals of the revolution Egoli! I have a love song for you

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Maiduguri

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, June 14, 2020 MAIDUGURI I am Biafra sitting on oil I am bleeding uranium and tea I am loaded with ashes and flesh of Sambisa Carrying whistles and obscenities of wrong revolutions Roasting daughters

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Kongo

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, June 14, 2020 Kongo Your past is a mint of blood and tears Daughters tearing their way to decay Sons castrated by poverty and superguns, Kongo Dream battered and bruised Your conscience poliorised by

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