Samweli Butobi

Rookie (Mwanza Tanzania)

Oppression


If we get what we love,
can`t we be human when we have
men have power possession
not necessary others to have the portion
why some men`s having the control of power
constitutes obstacles to others having the power

we are sujected to domination
we need and we must fight for emancipation
to overcome the false perception of reality
we need no more deceptive pure reality
we are serving the interest of the oppressor
my people, arise and make the change

my leader, loves all that do not grow
to him we are not beings but things to throw
what counts to him is not us but the power
my leader, thinks without having the power
is the loss of him having contact with the earth

he loves possessing the power
he likes to control the power
if possible, like God, forever
he has made us not to grow.

he kills the life of that do not grow
the poor people, the innocent
the young incapable but important
only the love to control the power
they agree to share the power

african democracy,
the oppressed
come one come all
together for change

Submitted: Monday, March 16, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Oppression by Samweli Butobi )

  • Rookie Cindy Kreiner Sera (4/2/2009 4:13:00 AM)

    Written from the heart - if only John Lennon's 'Imagine' can become reality...very well written and our curse today....keep writing...will read more of you...Cindy (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chitra - (3/23/2009 8:25:00 AM)

    universal appeal...come together to fight oppression...heartfelt (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. ACROSS THE ROOM, Thembi ngadlela
  2. I know we just met, andy woltjen
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. Watch Australia vs New Zealand Live Stre.., Australia vs New Zealand Liv ..
[Hata Bildir]