Njoo 2019, njoo
(Come 2019, come)

Uhuru kolea
Haki tandia
Usawa karibia
Ubaguzi torokea
Udikteta fokea
Demokrasia furahia

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Nawatakia kila la heri
Muepuke na shari
Furahieni samaki ya bahari
Ya nini kutamani kontena ya bandari?

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Issa Bin Mariam anawaombea
Afya njema
Usomaji mwema

~~~

Come 2019, come

May freedom be well flavoured
Rights well spread
Equality welcomed
Discrimination decamped
Dictatorship rebuked
Democracy embraced

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I wish you all the best
Avoid all evil
Enjoy the fish of the sea
Why desire containers upon the sea?

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Issa Bin Mariam prays for you,
Good health
Happy reading.

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

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