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Gourd of Consciousness Poems

Poet: Andrew Manyika Do you remember where you were when you heard the sound of an elephant falling in the forest, shaking the ground? We will not be able to forget, neither will the history, his name will be escorted by the words “iconic” and “legendary” His memory will be lauded as a hero and a […]

One day we will wake up to find every grain of sand, every sacred hill,  every river bequeathed to us by our ancestors gone. Mortgaged Even the air we breathe too, All gone for jets and jet fuel and other trivial luxuries. One day we will wake up not belonging to ourselves. Poet’s Bio Batsirai […]

Ash rests on our faces now distraught, We take up our bags, leave the rubble and inferno. Where were you when the kindling burned? All lays in ruin now… one-two seven-ten, bodies hurl through open windows. Where was Nathi Ndlovu when the fire started? One doctor asks another A little boy goes missing, a mother […]

Poet: Jurgen Namupira Then we sought peace, but we were shredded like gouda all into pieces, spread across the landscape to be devoured mercilessly. We are victims of a kind heart, forgiving the unforgivable Unfortunate for being tolerant, Risking it all for love yet, we lost everything still. Who will heal our land, when we […]