Friday, January 27, 2012

Zabalaza by Zibusiso Mpofu

Photo by Mgcini Nyoni
That bloody chicken bus
A sight for sore eyes
An unneccesary affliction
A disgraceful reflection
Into past lives and their memories
That sordid affair of
Tyrannical cruelty
That hackels my countenance from side to side
Back and forth
To my grandfather 's place of sorjoun
That horrible affair of political dissatisfaction
My heart assumes pulputations
That damned chicken bus
That works up red earth
Into a colourful story
Memories of painful foot joints
And back aches
''This is what our fore fathers died for''
May you and I be blessed with their fruitful spirit
To rise and throw
That ugly chicken bus
A sight for sore eyes
A painful distraction
A reason to rise...

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