Uniimbie
(Sing for me)

Uniimbie
Si wimbo
Si shairi
Si utenzi

Uniimbie
Hisia zako na zangu
Hisia za wanaAdamu
Hisia za wavuja jasho na damu

Uniimbie
Ya maisha bora
Yenye ustawi na Utu
Yenye mwanga bila luku

Langu Dua:
Likiwaka jua
Ukiiandama mwezi
Giza litakimbia
Mende zitaparaganyika

~~~

Sing for me

Sing for me
No songs
No poems
No odes

Sing for me
Feelings, yours and mine
Feelings of Adam’s children
Feelings of those oozing sweat and blood

Sing for me
Of the perfect life
Welfare and Dignity
Of light without feeding the meter

My prayer:
When the sun is at its height
Or the moon is full
Darkness will retreat
Cockroaches will scamper

January 2, 2018

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

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