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Matriarch Heart by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Matriarch Heart A mother to manyA heart close to noneA fortress for fugitivesThrust between exiles' flightand pangs of dawn's advanceYou endured undeterred-The unsung asylumShielding the broodFrom ever hovering hawksDrooling at scent of prey.Our abiding sentinelOf the lingering smileStill...

Awaiting Resurrection by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Before our eyes,Under our watch:Taken,against your will,So rape is named!Of you,our daughter.yesterday was your mother,and your sister -last year. Today, in the court's glareYour soul stand barearraigned again-Now before the world-as though once wasn’t enough! Once alone, in...

Echoes of Malombo by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Pule, you whom we namedafter the rainWe equated youwith echoes of melody,Ntjilo-Ntjilo. Purple blossomViolet scent and"Scarlet song".In bloom,Jacaranda reminds meOf "April in Peli",Your melancholic songor poem.Once, in another time,they said you were "lost".till found, by a news 'hound"So...

Brewing The Wind by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] I'm the seed in the soilAwaiting the summer rainsBeneath the pile,defying debris andtrying refuse,"I rise to meet my sun".Though the hurricane rageAnd the floods foamDaring to drown hopeIn cauldrons of despairDefiant I stride, head held highMutinious as hell...

“All Things Being [Not] Equal” by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] We had a professorOf economicsHe insistently refusedNaming the economicsHe was feeding us,He preferred not to name economics;For "if we found value in his teaching",His task would've been done, he said.He was supped in Genevadined in Myanmar andLunched in...