POETRY

THE BEAUTIFUL ONE IS BORN

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The beautiful one is born

Mukhethwa was brought to us

In the splendour of the full moon

At exactly 10:35 on the 30th of April 2015

You can imagine the joy, fear and happiness

That engulfed us for so long

Ended in a joyous celebration

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MY NAME IS AFRICA

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 Contributos

Dr. Stephen Sipho Mncube is a distinguished scholar, educator and information specialist
who has been actively involved in the Pan Africanist movement since 1995

Pape Joop art work is well know in Segal and around the world.
The spirit of African nationalism is highly present in his art endeaour

There are many colleagues in the USA and Africa who kindly volunteered to do
the translation of some of the verses to their native language.

Re-arranged and Illustrated by Allhan Khaddydhar  IT Specialist
Softwares and Web developer.

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INTROSPECTION

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Knowing yourself is the begging of all wisdom

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SUNSET IN THE ZAMBEZI

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The sun reflection turned golden red

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CONCEPT OF DEATH

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I am in the August of my life

But, I struggle to sermon myself

enough courage to address death.

This daughter of frivolity

That is bound to be the main tenant

of my fabric as season go by.

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EYES OF ENLIGHTENMENT

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In memory of Tata Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela 1918-2013

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A POEM FOR SHARPEVILLE WOMEN

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All women are born beautiful as the sun rise;

and come in many earthly colours.

Some are chocolate brown

Others are yellow as the desert

Many are black and beautiful as midnight

while others are pale as the moon.

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LEKWE

Flow down river of no return,

Meander through many

corners and crevices

of our ancestral hills and valleys;

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WHIRLWIND

May the whirlwind blow

All evil spirits on the planet

To the doldrums of fire

As was in Sodom and Gomora

Let the bowels of earth

Be their only tombstone

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NEAR REDEMPTION

The age of decadency

must remain asunder;

when I enter wilderness

of redemption liberation

and go where no single soul

has ever been for a heavenly cause,

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ORPHAN VILLAGE

Down in the Orphan village

the sunset with parents

who cannot endure HIV Aids;

a plague so thrift at its arrest

in our rainbow nation;

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REMEMBRANCE

In my eye of remembrance

Only spring seasons

Remain pristine fresh

And loom above all seasons

In the youth of my life

And now in my turbulent times

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FAMILY REQUIEM

Through the eyes of my brother

Blessie Ace Ncube, who died a lonely

Death, in the broken hills of Kabwe

In Zambia.

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LAND

The land my son is a fruit of eternity

ideologies will wither away with the clicking clock of time

civilization will dwindle to dust

like meteorite hurriedly passing

from nowhere to somewhere not here.

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NIÑOS

Yo tenga hijos de muchos colores

Algunos son obscuros el chocolate

Otros amarrillos como el desierto

Otros son negros como la noche

Otros son palidos como la luna

Otros son rohos como el atardecer

Yo soy de un continente para muchos

Niños de la tierra

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CHILDREN

My children come in many colours

some are chocolate brown

others are yellow like the dessert

others are black as the night

others are pale as the moon

others are red as the sunset

I am a continent for many children of the earth

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ANGELS

Oh! Yeh angelic forces that dwell in this blessed star

of our God and our Allah

and our Buddha and our Krishna

and the deities that are multiudinous

as the desert sand

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LET US PRAY

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Oh! Modimu of the universe

creator of all things living and dead

begining and ending causing and effecting

simple and complex

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GENESIS

Here in this star of umenzi umdali wezulu nomhlaba

Creator of heaven and earth

the wisdom of enlightenment

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HOW GREAT ART THOU!

Oh! How great an honour and glory to stand here

where all the skirmish of the universe

yet remains a mystery to a powerless creature of creation

like myself,

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NALEDI YABADIMU

Here in Naledi Yabadimu the fairest of the star

that is brighter than

the purest Kimberley diamond

and occupies the furthest point

in the entire universe

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METEORITE

In the twilight of my exploration of the corners and crevices of the universe

I used a meteorite as a vehicle that transported me at a lightening speed

to the Milky Way and the Southern Cross and the Orion and the Northern Star

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FORCE

The inner most force of my life

gravitates to the farthest end of the universe

beyond the boundaries of human imagination

beyond the

solar

system planets

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SATELLITE

The moon

a satellite that relays

the awakening day and the sleeping night

of this secretive earthly life

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FLIGHT TO THE MOON

In the deepest moment of my solitude, I found solace in glazing with my naked eye to the full moon

with all its splendour and magnificence and the mysteries that lay around the moon

attracted my imagination to wonder into the hills and valleys of moon

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POEM BY DON MATTERA

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Let us halt this quibbling of reform and racial preservation saying who belongs to which nation and let the children decide

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INSIDE MY ZULU HUT

It’s a hive without ant bees to build the walls

with the golden bricks of honey.

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MADIBA A PERSON WITH THE EYES OF ENLIGHTENMENT

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My life was steeply rooted

In Washington DC the Capital City That everybody in the world Wants a place to stay. In DC I serviced over hundred Nationalities in the Language lab. You looked at me once. The spark In your eyes And the wrinkles in your face That have grown deep Like the Indian Ocean.

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A PAGE IN MAPUNGUBWE

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In my vein and artery
Runs blood of my ancestors
Who are long buried
In the hills and valleys
In this ancient kingdom
Popularly known as Mapungubwe
My heart seeks a deeper understanding
Of the mystery bestowed upon me

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MY LAST NAME IS THE UNIVERSE

Oh! Yeh angelic forces that dwell in the blessed star

Of our God and our Allah and our Buddha and our

Krishna and our Modimo, and Utixo and the deities

that are as multitudinous as the desert sand;

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOTHING

CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOTHING

COMPARED TO HEAVENLY FURY

DISCRIPTIVE LAWS OF NATURE

HAVE NO MERCY OR RESPECT

IN THE PRESERVATION OF

CIVILISATION OF MANKIND

IN THIS PLANET EARTH

DISTRUCTION CAN COME

ANY MOMENT IN TIME.

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