Sunday, 21 February 2016

Civilization (Poem)

Civilization and development strikes
sacred lands invaded, natives way of life compromised
A government is introduced,
we are bein thaught 2 follow politics
n go 2 school, cos they say da key is education
but tell me do u c a door?
it dont matter what tribe u belong to
or the condition u facing
we are building one nation
and u are going to be part of it whether u like it or not
from now on your whole existence
depends on the economy
stop wearing da clothes u wearing
put on a suit and a tie cos its more current 

The sun is too hot 4 this kinda outfit
plus The tie keeps choking my neck
but they wont give u a job without it
Oh my God!!! what are we going to do 

I know u c what the African is going thru
but is okay cos someday is all goin to b over
n i hope that someday comes soon

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Monday, 30 June 2014

We want to be like them (Poem)

We want to be like them
But do we know what it took for them to be them
And if you look close enough
you would see even they don't want to be them
The journey was rough, full of pot holes and very narrow
a lot of right and left turns
Why do you hate you?
why do you hate me? why do you hate us?
Something is definitely not right
Because I am you,
you are me and we are us
This is my open letter to my generation,
signed, sealed and delivered
So if you still claim it didnt reach you
then there's nothing left for us to discuss
Go about your business, steal what you want to steal
Take what you want to take
Be who you want to be
Discredit them for their brilliants
Hate what and who you want to hate
I won't tell you, you are making a mistake
I wont try to stop you,
you are at liberty to live your life
the way you want
even as a fake,
a photo copy of the original image
And even that you will have followers
other people will still like to imitate that fake image
Authenticity is cheap, at a very low rate
but still lazy money cant affordThey say we can still win the battle
how? when we lost the war Education is the key
but I don't see them trying to show us the door
Salvation is key, Knowledge is power
Wisdom is waiting for you to claim it
I hope you understand

The Search Begins (Poem)

 Am lookin for somethin the naked eye cant see.
I dont even know what it looks like but i will know when i find it.
so the search begins but in what direction
cos in the end is more of a feelin than a possession
is more of what i wanna be than what they want me 2 be
freedom 2 me is more of thinkin im free
than hearin someone tell me am free
so why should a dead body remind me am alive
when i feel dead, cos it doesnt breathe, walk, talk or feel
the fact that i can b seen, heard or felt dont mean am real
who am i? what is the reason for my being
am i just another human breathing
living life waitin for death
there's got 2 be somethin more
something we dont know yet
somethin we chose to ignore
something so visible
but we can only see it if we want to
dont be lazy, spent a little time, explore
and i promise you in the end it will all be worth it
cos u will feel so whole you will think u didnt deserve it
yes the evil in you is still workin
cos you do deserve it
you will be happy when you find your true self
happier than you are now cos it will be better
than the cards you were delt
no more will you feel the way you felt
thats how its suppose to be
you get closer to you
i get closer to me
and when we get closer 2 eachother
we will both know what we can offer
and what we cannot
so nobody gets disappointed cos u know what i aint got
you accept me as i am i accept you as u are
cos i can neva change you only you can change you.