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Letter from Propaganda School by The Black Poet

The Black Poet | February 13th, 2013 | current issue, poetry | No Comments

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Letter from PROPAGANDA SCHOOL

Sister…
See the ballot dust bins seething with propaganda condoms, political abortions,
Freedom stillborn
Violence is a see through pit coat that uncovers city buttocks marked
with political boils
Bring me beer bottles frothing with sanctions venom and slogan vitriol
Cigar butts dripped by tears flowing from hardy sandy faces of street vendors,
Blood gushing from rough clay palms of peasants
Empty promises and concrete bread from executive offices

Sister…
Propaganda is the appetizer before the ballot dinner
Bring the slogan gloves to condomise against imperialistic gonorrhoea
Marxist encyclopedia potassium to my intellectual blood
Leninist Wikipedia calcium to my mental bones
Bring me apartheid marinated Mandela profile
Crude oil soaked Kaddafi resume
Communist bleached Castro biography

Sister…
Election is the deodorant defining the beauty of democracy
Perfume suppressing the rot of autocracy
Constitution is the detergent washing away sweat stains from the ballot box
Referendum is the aftershave powder drying pimples of injustice

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Mbizo Chirasha is an internationally acclaimed performance poet, writer, and creative projects consultant. He is widely published in more than Seventy-five journals, magazines, and anthologies around the world. He was the poet-in-residence: from 2001-2004 for the Iranian embassy/UN Dialogue among civilizations project; the United Nations Information Centre – 2001-2008; Convener/Event Consultant THIS IS AFRICA POETRY NIGHT 2004-2006; official performance poet Zimbabwe International Travel Expo in 2007; Poet in Residence of the International conference of African culture and development/ ICACD.
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