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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...

Haiti, Haiti-After The Hurricane by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] 34. HAITI, HAITI, HAITI! I want someone to blame Give me someone, something, anything, To accuse for your woes- The wretched fate and condition Of your children. Find yourself a target, my anger Court yourself an object To...

Bra Willie: Smiling Shades by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Bra Willie Now that you are gone I'm going to learn The meaning of you When you lived I thought I knew Now you are gone I am reminded Of lingering missions And hanging visions; Our people Your Movement and...

For This Teenager: An Aborted Rite of Passage by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] For Matlhomola Mosweu Though we named you, Matlhomola afflictions of our world, We wished a future for you too. Life is a flower under the sun To live, to grow and flourish, Plants require sunlight, A vital ingredient...

This Thing Called Memory by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] I carry you, You carry me. Everywhere, When I least expect you present with me, In exile, and In every space song and sign, You carry me home, Still the songs and spaces I encounter wherever Reminds me...