Phillip Nine Mafunga

I was born in Harare Zimbabwe
Phillip Nine Mafunga
I was born in Harare Zimbabwe
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I Would Rather Die Young

Woke up to a silent dewy morning
Wet cheeked children moaning
With sagged shoulders aimlessly roaming
She's crying; her mind a naked starry June sky looming
Seeing their future die in the choices of today, she's fuming
Walk with me and see all this peacetime destruction around us

I would rather die young for all that, I have seen
She walks the filthy backyard lanes to feed her children
The potbellied fools smiling all the way to state of the art morgues
Our country is on tailspin and the leaders demented with power of rogues
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Saturday, March 14, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: death
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