Mwaka mpya II
(New Year II)

nini kipya katika mwaka mpya
mama ataendelea kubeba kuni kichwani
baba jembe begani
wababe watahodhi mali na mamlaka
wanyonge wataomba haraka ya baraka
rehema zitaendea waheshemiwa
vifua vitakazia waishiwa
mie nitafurahia twiti
nyie mtanipigia switiswiti

~~~

New Year II

What is new in the New Year
Mother will keep on carrying firewood on her head
Father will keep on carrying a hoe on his shoulder
The mighty will hoard wealth and power
The wretched will pray for blessings.
Blessings will continue for the rulers
The wretched will continue to suffer
I will rejoice with my Tweets
You will send me sweet greetings

December 23, 2017

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

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