Hoja
(Opinion)

hoja ni hoja
hoja hugongana na hoja
hoja hujenga mjadala
mijadala hujenga muafaka

hoja ni hoja
hakuna mbadala wa hoja
kinyume cha hoja ni jazba
kinyume cha muafaka ni misuguano

amri haijengi hoja
amri ni hulka ya utumwa
amri ni zao la mabavu
mabavu huzaa uhasama

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Opinion

An opinion is an opinion
Opinions collide with opinions
Opinions build debates
Debates build consensus

An opinion is an opinion
There is no alternative to opinions
The opposite of opinion is emotions
The opposite of consensus is friction

command does not build opinions
command is innately slavery
command breeds force
force breeds hostility

December 30, 2017

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

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