Bendera-mbili zangu
(My two flags)

sio za dala($)wala dola
sio za nguvu wala mabavu
sio za ushindani wala ushirikina

Bendera-mbili zangu ni
za urafiki na upendo
za mshikamano na muungano
za kutaniana na kufarajiana

Bendera-mbili zangu ni
za moyo, sio uchoyo
za raha,sio karaha
za roho,sio porojo

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My two flags

Are neither of the dollar nor the state
Neither of coercion nor of force
Neither of competition nor of sorcerery

My two flags are
Friendship and love
Solidarity and unity
Humour and comfort

My two flags are
From the heart and not greed
Pleasure and not discomfort
From the soul, not idle chat

October 11, 2018

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Poems for the Penniless Copyright © 2019 by Issa G Shivji. All Rights Reserved.

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