A CRY FOR ZIMBABWE
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!
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
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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