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Ghana-Afrika 1997 by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] I wandered in Ghana Beneath the Marble Arch Of Justice and peace, Past Nkrumah’s far-flung-foresight Before Du Bois’ Stoic and stony final seat I meandered, among Kente draped ways and the sun-splashed Art Centre, I waded through, The...

My Coward Heart by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] On freedom My eyes I feast. Dazzled at times By its precious promise, Dizzied at moments By its sacred sacrifices. Timid I shiver, Reminiscent of martyrs lost To its cause. Meditative of the duel Unleashed by opponents Fearful...

TO HER (05/1991) by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Deserted you thought Cheated you felt In empty bed and spooky nights Alone in emptiness Crowded you dreamt Of dead days past Never to live or see resurrection Bereaved of love You moaned death Of those never buried...

Scullery “Boys”: Service in the Kitchen by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] When we were scullery "boys" Washing dishes Scrambling over Left-over dishes, Rockford salads, Lobster soup, Snails' dishes, Sweating chefs and scurrying Waiters with waited trays In and out through swinging doors How we wished for the tips too!...

OTHERS REMAIN by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Outside, Where rivers meet And streams mingle Across alien lands Where mountains shadows share And horizons' peaks wail Drenched in valleys Running red with blood Others remain Waiting their turn to return! Outside, Where hyenas howl after prey...