Alison Mujati

Silver Star - 4,323 Points (12 /09/1985 / Harare zimbabwe)

Contrast - Poem by Alison Mujati


A devotion wont make me a saint
An emotion of taint
Merely personage, sometimes my miscalculations make me a transgressor

Appreciating wont make me a dog
There is nothing erroneous following triumphant people

Smiling do not mean contentment
There are times when people must feign to mislead adversaries

workless does not mean I am not competent
A degreed minion yet have nonentity to parade it.

Stamped a flop owinga single putrid entity
What of all those countless triumphs they witnessed since my birth

Remembered for one failed attempt
Those excellent tries bring no contempt

Die hard alluring mentality
Yet just being oneself is branded a flimsy personality

Black as in race
Well, it is not passport to let them think of naivety

Negro and proud to be
Still not that lad of queer dances and ethnic dogmas

Man of compassion
Doesit ascertain mannish flaw?

I have been in one fracas but will it make me a villain forever
In the corresponding sequence my upright demeanour must not make people believe I am Mr Impeccable

Being tangled in crossfire, after calculated criminalcause, must not make them believe fabrication
So much can be at stake, it may need the side of my story for the benefit of the doubt

Days may be different, some you can be off colour
One bad day cannot make a person a lazy bugger

Judge me not of my looks, after all no one can be an own maker
The inside maybe gold made, more precious than any one ever imagined

Judge people, it is at your own peril
The following morning they will plead not guilty
Will you not be ashamed?

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2018

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