Poems For Life

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Ageing

Hard wood upon soft wood

Twirling sparks a sudden riot

Of mother and babies

 Mirrors reflecting ageing arrogance

Lately we appear to be young

Know everything.

Lately we appear to be middle aged

And suspect everything

Lately we appear to be Old

And believe everything.

Man falls into his anecdotage

Candle cost more than bread

To prolong youth

Is a grace less old age.

I used to sow wild oats

But now I grow

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sage.

Friends flattering on my look

How beautiful you are.

How young you are.

I am getting old

Nothing fools flight of stairs.

Africa

On the planet earth

Between living oceans

There lies Africa

 Africa birth place of human kind.

Africa living land

Africa ezwe lethu

Africa land of riches

Africa land of beauty

Africa land of sunshine

Africa harbour the remains of generations

Africa land of heroes and heroines

Africa land of sovereigns

Africa place of origin

Place of the warriors

That Hintsa and Sekhukhune led.

Place of patriots

That Cetshwayo and mphephy took the battle.

Africa place of soldiers that Moshoeshoe and

Ngungunyane taught never to dishonour

The cause of freedom

Africa living land

Africa alive with possibilities

Africa  ezwelethu.

Prayer

Our president

Our president who art in parliament

Hallowed be thy government

Thy constitution comes

Thy will be done in rural areas

As it is done in urban areas

Give us each day

Our RDP and Masakhane

And forgive us

For our impatience

As we forgive the Boers

For apartheid

And lead us not into corruption

But deliver us from Unemployment

Homelessness and crime-

For thy is democracy,

Reconciliation

And

Africa renaissance

Forever and ever

Amen.

 Soweto

Monument to the greed and rapacity

Of tyrannical apartheid system

Soweto tells a poignant story of events

Soweto uprising

Emotions were boiled over in a froth of violence.

Soweto portrays the prevailing Passion.

Soweto portray the prevailing compassion

Soweto the domain of the youth

Youngsters were dynamically mobilised

Soweto biggest victim of oppression

Soweto barometer of Mzantsi’s political Climate,

Significant remembrance of turbulent history…

Acceptance

Thank you god for what I am

Thank you god for what you offered me.

No matter how little it might be.

For the tax I pay it means I am employed

For the mess to clean after funeral it means

I have been supported by friends.

Thank you God

For the clothes that fit a little to snug

It means I have enough to eat.

For my shadow that watches me works

It means I am out in the sunshine

For windows that need cleaning, gutters

That need fixing it means I have home

Thank you god

 For huge electricity bill

It means I am warm

For the lady behind me in church

Who sings off key it means I can hear

For pile of laundry and ironing

It means I have clothes to wear

For arching at the end of the day

 It means I have been capable of working hard.

Money

I was born poor

But rich in mind

Money is not there anything to life

But make most of it.

Sixth sense without it

You cannot make use of other five

No money, no life

No money, no work

I say get money. Money talks

No matter by what means

In order to live within your means

Gone are the days

Lately money can buy love

Suddenly money can bring respect

No money, no life

No money, no food

I am poor

I want to be rich

Rich is better.

Setso sa rona

Pele eya pele, sekwele  Basotho

Kgabang ma afrika amatle kgabang

Lona ma apara kobo a matle

Bana ba pepuweng  ka yona thari ya tshepe

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Ipaboleng ka makgabane re hopoleng

Mehleng ya boholoholo, mehleng ya

Bonkgono le bontatemoholo.

I kgantsheng Ka bonono le botjhaba.

I kgantsheng ka Mokgibo le ona mokorotlo.

Le ka lebala Jwang modidietsane

Tswela ka ntle o bone, o bone botle ba afrika

Banana ba kgiba, bashemane ba hobela

Mabele a tla polwa mme a silwe

Hare teneng tshea le thethana tsa rona

Rese lebaleng moo retswang

Hobane ha rena tseba mo o reyang.

Sontaha  ka madungwadungwane re kopane

Ka moya o le mong. Moya wa ho keteka

Mekete ya badimo, re hoopla ba borona

Base basa phele nameng, madikotwaneng

Pitseng tse kgolo ke eng? Ha ese maqebelekwane

Moqombothi ke mantletsetletse le kwae

Ya badimo. Kgabang ma afrika kgabang

Setso ke ntho ya rona re e tswaletswe.

Aluta continua

After years of struggling

Years of oppression

Nothing is unchangeable

Struggle continues

Where to go is what to do

As long as there is hatred

Fact remains within us

Racism never-ending battle

Sexist never-ending battle

Favouritism never-ending battle

Ignorance is not bliss

This is more than war…

Freedom

Empty word

We are free to explore hatred

We are free to showcase different Crime forms

We are free to kill one another

We are free for hunger,

Roaming the streets,

Poverty stricken millions

Struggle continues

Violence is relative

This is more than struggle

We are born to suffer

Man abuse his wife

Man bit his wife

Hatred is walking within families

Humanity is no longer ethical

Children’s of blood detest one another

Danger and struggle are daily stalkers

Struggle continues……..

Vukuzenzele

Waiting game is over, is about time

Is about time you make use of yourself

Brain is there to think beyond

Eyes are there to ocean of grief

Mind can be mute, heart is talkative

Let your hands to do the talking’s

Let your hands be your breadwinner

None other than you is there for you

None other than you will be there for you

Vukuzenzele, tsoha o i ketsetse

Mokoduwa i tsose, mphe mphe eya  Lapisa

Motho o kgonwa ke sa hae

Bridge can be build where there’s river

Where there’s river there is a flow

It’s about time, to step up your game

Capital not automation

Who makes the Rich richer?

What makes the poor Poorer?

 Vukuzenzele

Respect

REINFORCE  CULTURE  OF  RESPECT
RESPECT  IS  HUMAN  RIGHT
RESPECT  IS  CULTURE
IT”S  YOUR  DUTY  IT”S  YOUR  HUMAN  RIGHT
REGARDLESS  OF  MY  RACE. DON”T LET
MY  DARK  SKIN  BRING  ABOUT  DARKNESS
NEITHER  MY  AGE  NOR  MY  STATUS
RESPECT  MY  HERITAGE  IS  INHERENT
MY  BELIEFS ARE  INALIENABLE

NO MORE PREJUDICES

MUCH MORE LOVE
RESPECT, ROOT OF DISCIPLINE
DISCIPLINE ENDEVAOURS DIGNITY
RESPECT IS INDIVISIBLE.

RESPECT IS UNIVERSAL

SONG CRY

SING HOW SHALL I SING
NKOSI SIKELELE

AMONG ENDLESS SHUFFLING INTO DEATH
STARVATION WAGES, NO SUN, NO WARMTH
SING HOW SHALL I SING
MORENA BOLOKA SETJHABA SA HESO

AMONG SHADOWS OF GUN FALLING ACROSS THE PATH
LIFE CONTAINING THE SEED OF DEARTH

I AM FREE

AFTER CENTURIES OF SLAVERY, I AM FREE
FREEDOM FLAG IS RAISED OVER THE COUNTRY
FREEDOM FLAG UNFURL IN SCATTERED MEETINGS
FREEDOM FLAG UNFURL ON SCATTERED GREEN
PASTURES. FREEDOM FLAG UNFURL FOR ALL

I AM BORN FREE, FREEBEE YOUNG AFRICAN
I WALK AT MY OWN PACE. LIKE I OWN THE PLACE
SINGING SONGS UNKNOWN TO ME
AS FREEDOM FINALLY WALKS THE LAND

I WALK FREE. I WALK TALL. I WALK IN PEACE

I AM FREE FOR MY RESPONSIBILITIES, NOT HATRED

I AM FREE TO RESPECT, IS MY HUMAN RIGHT

I AM FREE TO EXPRESS MY DESIRE, BUT NOT CRITICISM

I AM FREE TO LIVE, BUT NOT TO BE TAKEN BY HIV&AIDS

FINALLY FREE FOR FRONTIERS OF FREEDOM

WORDS

WORDS ARE NOT BORN IN VAIN

BUT DEEPLY WITHIN HEART

WORDS MIRROR OF FEELINGS

WORDS MIRROR OF SOUL

EXPLODING IN BRAIN

DISLODGING CONSCIENCE

WORDS CAN BRING ABOUT HATRED

WORDS CAN BRING ABOUT LOVE

LENTSWE HASE MONWANWA, HA LE KGUTLE

AFRICAN NEW YEAR

AFRICAN NEW YEAR

SELEMO SA BASOTHO

NEW BEGINNING MPHAHLALATSANE

BIRTH OF NEW LIGHT,

NEW LIGHT PRECEEDING GOOD HARVEST

SINGING SONGS OF NOW

 DANCE DANCES OF NOW

AFRICAN NEW YEAR

BIRTH OF SPIRIT,

AFRICAN SON HAS BORN

SUN YIELDING DIVINE ESSENCE

DAWN OF VACUNATION PERIOD

CELEBRATING GOD TENDER

DIVINING ALL LIFE FORMS

AFRICAN NEW YEAR

AQUARIAN AGE OF WOMENS
MAIDENS, FLOWERS OF NATION
MAIDENS, SYMBOLS OF NATION

UNIFYING FABRIGS IN MY CULTURE

UNIFLYING FABRICS IN MY BELIEFS

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Nice

Jinang Dangkat

Wednesday 30th of September 2020 11:17:20 PM

Amazing, this is great work.

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William Dawson

Writer and Reader user