Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pindirai by Mgcini Nyoni

Photo by Resta Nyamwanza

We have danced
and sweated
sweated and bled a river.
We have sung and prayed
We have played our drums
have hit our percussions
to a shrieking crescendo
prophets clad in
have shaken our heads
into dizzy confusion
dirty fingers inserted
into girls and mothers.
We have sung
and danced
and prayed
And have hit
the same brick walls
We look up to the heavens
and say
Pindirai Mwari*

* Pindirai Mwari – please intervene God.

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