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CAN’T FOLLOW

You have been like a shadow Haunting in my follow Daunting in my sorrowful hollow Uncaring even in my Jonah-like-swallow Call me shallow But I still can’t you follow II I can’t tell whether you’re farther or a father I can’t tell whether you’re a monster or a mother I don’t know what you feed, […]

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YOUR TRICKS

They are boiling, boiling like angry waters From the pits of your stomach right up to the lid of your head II They are boiling, I know they are boiling That rejection water I served in the calabash of your ego Burns right through your throat And is raising monstrous hatred Boiling you unwholesomely whole […]

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THIS YGAP FERTILIZER

I am paralysed by happy shocks Knowing I could a factory buy many stocks Thanks to this fertilizer you’ve given to this cause II The dream of women being their own shades Through the trees of their pockets Umbrellaring their own in nursing great Protecting their young from needing so cruel Would be realized thanks […]

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A HE IN A SHE

1a A he is in a she as a she is in a he A she is in a he as a he is in a she Yolk and water, a blending cooker So why can’t we all see? 1b We have been long in this shuttle of prejudice Which drove us through deserts of […]

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TO THE BLACKS UPROOTED

Sisters and brothers turned strangers in the strange! Mothers and fathers left lonely in old gaols Sons and daughters growing in deserts of hatred Think not you are cursed Lament not your dejection For if time will peel history backwards It would reveal your mountains of love Turned pain and sadness in your grand ancestry […]

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SUN OF MINE

You blow strength in my mind And leave me, like a cruel lover, to watch your behind You build faith in my heart And you fly to live on the tree of myth like a deserted dove You nurse optimism in my bed of pessimism And leave me with thorns of sadness You shine me […]

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STAMP IT

Pen them Pen your thoughts and stamp them as norm But legalize them only in your world Not the one we all share For your thought’s rights cancel not that of mine Nor his Nor hers Nor theirs Even elephants as a set own not the jungle And lions as a set own not the […]

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CRY THE VAGINA 0F THE NATION

Cry the vagina of the nation For all the penises of neglect pounding its hole Cry the vagina of the nation For all the huge penises of corruption tearing her up into pitiful pieces Cry the vagina of the nation For the hands of children of her womb Taking off her clothes, opening wide her […]

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I SEE

I see I see sameness in variation One in many and many in one If only minds will see same II I see I see blackness in shining armour Swords of words and words of arrows If only hands will use III I see I see colours weathering on same skies In a bond that […]

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CAGES OF AGES

As cages of ages in the past which now turn to imprison minds Become old for a sold Future children are being killed in present wombs Through manipulation of present minds To keep our knees on the piercing gravels of the ground To maintain the posture of our heads So we look down with our […]

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BLOOD THIRSTY

Hearts now jump from chests into hands At the mention of byes Luggage shivering at commuting thoughts On bloodthirsty baits Lying straight or curved Clearly smooth or rough Bearing tombs or pools With gluttonous teeth in wait Crying for attention and getting none II How many more ghosts do we need as barriers At every […]

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LADYBOY

Ladyboy Are you not under the umbrella of pressure Having to hide your he in clothes of a she? II Ladyboy Do you not feel the pain of your cracking ego When you lie beneath for a pounding Hounding your rear hole? III Ladyboy Even with lubrications Your rear might have altercations with pain Oh […]

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TELL ME WHAT I NEED TO KNOW

Tell me Tell me what I need to know Break the ice of secrecy which burns my heart’s core Please tell me II I can’t tell you I saw you lovingly kissing her lips I can’t tell you I saw how you happily unzipped her zips I can’t tell you I saw you skillfully unstrapping […]

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THE STATE OF FATE

This is the state of fate Where every second hang foot-wears and paths For naked and blind feet to step into Knowing nothing that awaits Not thorns nor sticks Nails nor smooth roads Trees nor shrubs Rains or sunshine II This is the state of fate Where every day holds spectacles for unsuspecting eyes Who […]

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BEASTS IN FLOWERS

Only a devil will push his tail in a nation Forcefully Only a pig breaks into a temple to leave prints of dirt Happily Only a coward chases to have what is not theirs Possessively Sit, take out your consciences Polish, clean out the monstrousness And put them back If you can’t, just cut that […]

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APPEALING FOR MURDER

There is a cave deep down this mountain of chaos Sewn with stones at its entrance by the thread of greed In there are tears of the broken In there are the songs of those dumb by fear Therein lie the youth of troubled children Oh in there lives the hope of the poor Their […]

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TO THE POINT OF GUILT

This space This space beyond fear This space drained of tears This space with no claws of penury This space where different colours of freedom pimp my ride This space opened to curiosity of carelessness This space where arms of start-overs stretch This space debtors slip off to their far falls to a never rising […]

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MY FIRE

Not every bee around honey is its producer Some look to steal, acting among Not every raised hand is for praise Some are up to act as trap cues I can see the mischievous fans Hiding murderous intentions in fanning While parcelling love with smiling Oh you fake fans! You can try all you can […]

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FEAR

If there is a fire that lights the path of mistakes Surely, fear is its lighter If there is a wire that electrocutes dreams in pregnancy Surely fear constitutes its positives and or negatives If there is a chair in hell Pushed thither in swiftness Fear surely has a hand therein For farfetched fumblings felt […]

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CRACKING THROUGH (For the depressed)

Winds of confusion snake through unseen corners of minds Throwing dust on enthusiasm in the darkness of loving eyes Breaking dignities and will to live All the while working from within to without like a bomb in a living being Without showing signs on bodies So let’s beware II Look beyond smiles And listen through […]

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THE AMMUNITIONLESS WEAPON

Aminata thought and thought Is she to give her youth to this brown leaf Ready to fall off the tree of life And watch her green Musa in another’s arms? The thought brought shivers down her spine But which weapon of a mouth does she have To stand on the battlefield of parental war To […]

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THE BARE BRUTALITY

(Written at the Genocide Centre in Kigali) There is a bitter taste in my mouth Sitting here Here, where spirits of innocent Tutsi’s fight back tears of their loss Here, where their few leftovers go and come Like struck sheep Still knocked out by degrading shocks Even after years are nearing their thirty steps Only […]

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THE PENSIONER-TODDLER

We are here A stop from the suppression there Like the lost freshly liberated We are here Knowing not what is fair Like a set of fowls in hungry-hawk-city II We are here A hop from the crying square Like bloodied and maimed warriors We are here Still fumbling and walking bare Like toddlers III […]