From the Poet– The Poems seek to address and reflect matters that affect Africa today in both socio-political and moral fabric. These poems will be included in one of the poetry collection to be published by a Zimbabwean Publisher in 2017. This is just a teaser to the reader and also the poems exhibit the hard truth that the world is in and it is the role of a poet to sing the ills and state of nations through political metaphor and revolutionary paradox. I would like to invite positive and constructive comments on the literary body of work. Contact Poet Mbizo Chirasha at firstname.lastname@example.org ,@mbizoblackpoet,https://www.facebook.com/mbizo.chirasha,https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbizo-chirasha-9ba48a42?trk=hp-identity-name,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mbizo_Chirasha.
Drums blowing sorrows of our past
Beating the rhythm of our present sorrows
Sorrows dangling in canopies of savanna
Sorrows eating garlic and arv for supper
Sorrows doped with wiki leaks and cheap slogan
Sorrows burning in the dead of the village smoke
Sorrows strapped in the backs of burden.
Child of lost sperm in sunsets of political masturbation
Deadline of our revolutions
Constipated stomach ,disease ravaged, bloodless dozing monk.
Culture lost in the dust of Saxon lexicon and gutter slang
Drunk and dreamless generation.
Cervical blister of the unfinished revolution fungi.
Corruption polonium deforming elders into political hoodlums
Lodge of secessionists and human guillotines.
In the acoustics of the revolution
Hit songs of true and false comrades
Demons and crocodiles climb up political ladders.
Media gossip down pours, propaganda and myth worship.
Ballot fart and ideological fornication exalted
Political slogan decaying them to toothlessness.
Bleached skins and minds, globalisation making their sick blood
pigment. Ignorance served in pubs, churches and cinemas
Ribs cracked by gonorrhea humor.
Dawn of Sunset
Islamophobia and Christianophobia drank the york of our time
Socialism, liberalism and regionalism many other isms made rags
of us. Slaves to bitterness from imported political and religion attitudes.
The sleep laden minds of Zambezi lost in the in the thicket of ballot arithmetic.
Minds swollen by songs whose tunes crevice granite boulders of unending chumurenga.
Mandela,the summer sun that rose through rubbles of our winter
Gadafi and Sadamu making shadufs and pyramids
Obama and Osama pulling rich political carrot in Segorong
Robin Island slept golden nightmares and charcoal dreams,
Soweto virgins cracking their under feet in the long walk to freedom
Faces carrying the burden of freedom and anthems.
Kisangani and other virgins
Azania, you sing silent mbaqanga in your sleep
Your children eating apartheid tripe and samp
I see the wild fire of Somaliland that everyone sees and
pretend to be blind. Let Samora’s spoken word caress
wounded palms of Mozambique.
I hear drumbeats of hope coming from Tumbuktu.
Kisingani your weeping silence reaches the throne of God.
Nyangani you cry silent dreams in your sleep, of children
harvesting paradoxes of history and metaphors of identity.
Stomachs belong to the state!
Kalanda , we are raised through the smoke and stink of dumping sites,
In dusty broken streets of dingy shanties
Chilling culture of poverty whipping our backs and slapping our scarred faces
Kalanda , we passed through rough fingers of the state
Purity of sisters corrupted by bowls of spaghetti in district light cafes
Kalanda, their smiles plant want than wheat on our doorsteps.
Mbizo Chirasha/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mbizo_Chirasha is an internationally published poet , editor/blogging publisher.He is the Resident Coordinator of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change in Zimbabwe/www.100tpc.org/harare. Mbizo Chirasha is the Resident Curator of Women Scream International Poetry Festival for Zimbabwe and Zambia/www.womenscream.blogspot.com. He is the Inaugural events organizer for Wikipedia and WikiLoves Africa Project in Zimbabwe.The poet is the Co-Editor of the multilingual african poetry collection published in Germany/http://www.street-voice.de/SV7/SVissue7.html. Mbizo is the Founder of the GirlchildCreativity Project and the Urban Colleges Writers Prize/www.girlchildcreativity.blogspot.com.He intiated two active global blog journals-https://personalitiesofinspiration.wordpress.com/,https://miombopublishing.wordpress.com/. The Poet boast of his poetry being published in every country around the globe.