Nimechoka?
(Am I fed up?)

nimechoka
nimechoka na ubaguzi
nimechoka na unyayasaji
nimechoka na ukandamizaji
popote nikienda
nakutana nazo
nimechoka
Subra pia amechoka

Response to above:

hapana
ukichoka
utapata kiu
utatafuta maji
ukifa utazikwa
utapotea

~~~

Am I fed up?

I’m fed up
I’m fed up with discrimination
I’m fed up with humiliation
I’m fed up with oppression
Wherever I go
They face me
I’m fed up
Patience is also fed up

Response to above:

No
If you tire
Your thirst will aspire
For water to solicit
And once dead
You will be buried
You will fade

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

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