A CRY FOR ZIMBABWE

December 26, 2008 at 11:00 pm Leave a comment

The pen is still mightier than the sword

The pen is still mightier than the sword

SO WRITES Safa Chingindi (MDC Stoke-On-Trent)
…As we approach the coming year I felt the urge to compose a poem about the atmoshere in Zimbabwe right now … scribes who sympathise with Zimbabwe and would find this article important.
I attach the poem below:

Happy New Year!

Happy 2009

Or so the world says

But what do you say in Zimbabwe?

Where murder and rape

Violence and repression

Cholera and corruption

Are common diseases.

Hungry, ill and dying

Many abducted,

Some imprisoned and never to be tried

Bodies awaiting identification and burial

And so goes the scenario

While the few privileged

Wine and dine on corruption!

Bank queues meander

Down the dirty streets of town

Strewn with uncollected garbage and raw sewage

Where malnourished kids guard cars for a living.

All the hospitals lie empty

Not by choice

But by greed and deceit,

Most companies have closed shop

So have schools

We urgently await change of government

And change is destined to come.

Once we were the pride of Africa

But greed overtook grace

Insanity reversed our gains

Our gains became gangrene

Yet the brains remain serene.

Zimbabwe is a man made disaster

So how do you right the wrong?

Without exacerbating the situation?

Simply give Caesar what belongs to Caesar.

Zimbabwe is for all of us

Not for some of us!

Discard the selfish few

Don’t be used to further the interests of tyrants

Listen to your inner self

Be the first to leave

Not one to be pushed

Nor be the last to jump!

Cry, . . . the Beloved Country – edited by Innocent Chirawu


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