Black Poetry : Vita

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  1. Locust

    Locust Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wahenga walinena
    ada ya mja hunena
    mungwana ni kitendo
    twashwishwi na beberu
    twapinga na mila na vita
    fikra za shetan twakwepa
    mzungu ni kitu jitu kaja na pesa
    mwafrika nakupa sifa
    harambee tuimbe pamoja
    ewe mola hurumia makosa
    hadi turudi mbinguni
    nashiriki na karata na kuruti
    mashaka ya moyo nimefunga na kufuli

    A ode to all Swahili readers......
     
  2. SkinDeep

    SkinDeep Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i wish i new what this said, i'm sure its beautiful! translation?
     
  3. Locust

    Locust Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    translation

    wise people say
    actions speak
    louder than louds
    the problems of the oppressors
    we shall defeat withe our customs and heritage
    everday we evade the devil's plan
    the white man is evil with money
    Africans' i give you praise
    unity together
    lord forgive our transgressions
    till we get to heaven
    i'm down here playing cards with thugs
    the misery in my heart I will lock them .

    Now yall know a Swahili poem.....
    the trumpets are blowing....
     
  4. Khasm13

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    thanks for this piece
    peace
    khasm
     
  5. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow...i learned somethin' new today...i like it
     
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    Wow, Locust this was nice....ps. thanks for the translation
    although the beauty lies in the language!

    Much luv,
    angelic
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed dis was awesome
     
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    poeticlyspeakin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i like this a lot...
     
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