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Mother Goose

Mama Africa

Destiny's Progeny

Pross & Poetry

Best Seller's

Symbolic English

Soiled Road Map To Luwero Triangle

Friend Indeed

Here lies the winners and losers of the planet

Plutonian Idiots of our Time

Fire Place

Tell Me A Joke

Some Birds Cannot be Caged

I Never Learn

Conduct Unbecoming

Beutiful Things

Games That Have-Us-Around

The Pain of Loving You

The Beauty of the Water Falls

Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

Saving Souls

A Handful Of God's Apples

Gates Of Augurs

Had lucipher known

My Color wire-maze

Unchained Reasoning


A Page From My Heart

Complex Games

Brain Drain

Wrath of Strife

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I Think I Saw Mkomboz


I think I saw Mkomboz yesterday
Leisurely roaming about the Pearl of Africa
With an iron cup tied around his bowed-green gumboots
and listening to radio Tz of controlled Swahili.
Nodding his head like he was conforming to each sheng word
He wore treachery looks on his light browned face
and he was fast crossing the renowned courtyards of strife
And the infamous past precedent turmoil's grew fresh in his mind
trying to smile, but he was past love and cruelty
He had nothing else to say; to the prevails at hand,
So he blew a ten finger's whistle and wished me a three-piece
Spat on the ground in a strangling-trigger happy mood
Was he acting out of profound nervousness?
But, three-piece knots are for prisoners of war,
not civilians who sleep in warm beds during the night
and eat of the four-full course steaming meals in a day
wishing that if all was well as probably in Heaven,
Then, God's foolishness is better than our wisdom
For, laymen are taken as if too plain to fight for their own freedom
Yet they're stronger than their masters of the sword.

Copyright 2003 Michael Mwanyi Ssemakula

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