Frederick Kambemba Yamusangie


A Jungle Poem by Frederick Kambemba Yamusangie


Why should anyone call this town a Jungle?
Is it a joke? Is it ignorance?
Is it arrogance?
Or it is just an other image making exercise…

Why should anyone call this town a Jungle?
A town full of schools,
Hospitals, restaurants,
Mansions, roads, well know companies

A town, which has one of the best arts
Museum of the world
A town that can stage an international
Boxing event of the century

A town full of intellectuals, students,
Workers, singers, actors, diplomats,
Businessmen, civil servants, writers

Why Should anyone call this town a Jungle
Is there any moral justification for doing that
Is there any legal justification for doing that
Or it is just an other image making exercise…

A town with no sighting
Of wild animals running around the streets
Or maybe it is because its
Inhabitants have been equated to wild animals

Why should one call this town a Jungle?
Why, Why, Why,
That is dangerous
That could lead to someone calling

Any town where people
Shoot each other for fun
A killing town…A shooting field…
Or an uncivilised town…That is dangerous…

But for me,
Regardless of what you think
Regardless of what you say
I will always call it Kin Kiesse Ya...ya...


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Submitted: Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Edited: Wednesday, May 02, 2007

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