24 YEARS AGO(for Benjamin Zephaniah) by Mbongeni Khumalo

Mbongeni Khumalo | July 26th, 2023 | poetry | No Comments

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word sound poems on stage
blow-for-blow
rhymes racing back on the front page
twenty four years ago

yes i?
i & i shone on your shine
& we both felt good
dr rasta inna lyrical theatre
come to perform at the amphitheater
razor sharp lines
memory long as i & i’s locks
twenty four years ago…

word sound poems on stage
blow-by-blow
rhythms racing back to the front lines
twenty four hours later

rap & dub lyrics
bunjy jumpin’ from page to stage
inna di mother land poetry no livin wage
this passion fruit is fi livity
ontology to rastology
spoken word lyrical prof
me got me pen for a spliff
now me holdin’ me stencil
me spear is a pencil
i & i
brought together by the british council

word sound poems on stage
blow-for-blow
rhymes racing up front to the back stage
is like 24 hours ago

seen?
me never new poetry could be such
fun
poetry comic gone super-sonic
plague infectious as bubonic
armed only with me rhyme
me got the cowards on the run

digital prison i & i can’t capture
me is a babylon escapee…

respect!

Poet Bio

Mbongeni Khumalo: Author of the poetry collection Apocrypha.

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