Let words rain and reign

Category: Poetry

LOVING THE RAIN


Nana
M'bawa


I love To love the rain Spattering on my roof As I’m sheltered in layers And layers Of blankets I love to love the rain. And yet…. He sits outside, Clothed in threads That were
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Makewana’s Daughters are the Queens of the Earth


Makewana's Daughters


  That is why we say she must be treated with care, Do her any harm?  A real man wouldn’t dare! To make a good impression, just step out of her way! And the most you should say is,
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That torn afternoon


Nana
M'bawa


  Once upon a bright afternoon It was the hands Shaped like talons Those hands, they clawed their way Through me, Tore at my face Tore my afternoon Tore my fairy-tale Tore at the ribbons
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Have you seen the mountains today?


Elita
Chamdimba


by Elita Chamdimba I didn’t know that the clouds could come down this low For the mountain that beckoned the clouds to come say ‘hello’ I didn’t know that the clouds dressed up in cotton
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Sovereignty


Asante
Mtenje


by Asante Lucy Mtenje   Yes, your eyes will bulge and even pop out of their socket, when what’s left of my tongue darts out those words, those words that should have pinned you to
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