Samweli Butobi

Rookie (Mwanza Tanzania)

Oppression - Poem by Samweli Butobi

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

Comments about Oppression by Samweli Butobi

  • 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

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  • (3/23/2009 8:25:00 AM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 16, 2009

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