2 poems by KAGWA DZONZI 1. GREETINGS FROM LINDELA 2. VOICES

Greetings from Lindela

 By KAGWA DZONZI

 

This snow is too powerful

A winter that have made us forget our nationals

For our pride is like a mystery

Though across seas we’re from

Closed by this gate of lions

That we eat grass like herd

This rainbow land seems tough

Though home is denied than hell

Among poverty

Within sufferings

Unto oppression

Then in exploitation

That once at Lindela

Has been a sour dream

Away from home

Labeled foreigners

Segregated

Face xenophobia

Live in fear

Starve and suffer

Wait for deportation

 

 

Voices

By KAGWA DZONZI

 

Like a hungry sky that cover horizons

Everywhere noise blow and pass

Around morning fires, talks even whispers

 

Such are echoes

But many are the talks

Workers boycott peanut pays

Society demonstrates Albino killings

Citizens want to impeach their first citizen

Corruption becomes Sapitwa

Poverty growing roots

Famine hits than a volcano

Illiteracy swallows majority

Poor health stabs hard

 

Such are the reflections

Though many are the regrets

Blackouts are everyday life

Water scarcity and expensiveness

Flue price hikes

School fees tops again

Security shows a slump

Inflation becomes a routine

 

 

Such are the murmurs

Though many are the doubts

What exactly spark the voices

How to have them vanish

When will the voices turn a beautiful melody

Who cares or listens to the voices

 

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