Monday, June 27, 2011

RALLY OBSERVATIONS

He came in a convoy
Phone use was criminalized
Security maximized
To declare that he fears no jail

He came in a convoy
They screamed,
Ululated
To tell the same old story
He came in a convoy

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

RUN













If you are innocent avoid the police
They are no longer a police service
Instead, they are a police force

They beat, bash and burn
Button stick first
Questions last

Monday, June 13, 2011

THE DAY OF THE AFRICAN STREET CHILD

I sat to write a different poem
A poem against my style
I sat to write a poem
A poem of love

I stopped to write about hate
The dictator and the bad system
The politics and the corruption

I stopped and reflected on me and them
I saw them walk the streets
With no home
No love
No shelter
No food
No representation

They meander without a cause
They flood the streets
You fear them
You hate them
You don’t even trust them

This poem is for the child on the African streets
When it’s cold like this
When life is tough like this
How do they survive?

Budgets are made
Budgets are presented
Yes the nation budgets
Nothing for the street kids


Spare some love brother
Why break to hearts?
When you can share your love,
with the child on the street?

They are on the streets
We care not for them
They don’t vote
They are Zimbabweans
What rights do they hold?

As we commemorate
The day of the African Child
Let us remember,
Afrika has children on the streets
Afrika has some who sleep with no blankets
No food
No love
No hug
With no one to care

As we commemorate,
Let us remember
Zimbabwe has street kids
Zimbabwe has no budget for the street child
Spare some love

I took some time to write
A different poem
Not my usual style
Where I speak of the man of office,
Who forgets his duties.
I will not speak of the political violence
I will charge on domestic violence
I will not speak of human rights
I will speak of children’s rights
I took sometime
To remember my brothers
And sisters on the streets

Love and let live
Live with love live
Love love to live
Live in love and love
Live to love my loved
Love lives to make live
Streets know no love
Streets know no respect
Peace and love Afrika
Peace and love Zimbabwe

Thursday, June 2, 2011

THEY ARE INSPIRED

You look like your father
She looks like her mother
They behave like their parents
These people act like their presidents

Citizens are like children
Their mistakes must be forgiven
They see, they hear, they act
They learn from leadership: fact

If they kill each other
And hate each other
Look at their leader

If they are corrupt
Have no ethics, no respect
Then, look at their leader

If they destroy state property
Survive on treachery
Just look at their leader

Citizens are like children
Their mistakes must be forgiven
They see, they hear, they act
An undisputable fact!