Robert Mugabe Poem by Rajnish Manga

Robert Mugabe

Rating: 5.0

One can recall you as a cynosure
Of the great people of Zimbabwe
And a strong leader of the NAM

It seems to have changed today
They charge you of skull-duggery
And a practitioner of witchcraft

Now at 91, you have had enough
Shun the lure of power, take rest
Let Zanu-PF choose young blood

You must set an example before
The younger generation and be a
Patron instead of a punching bag

(NAM = Non-Aligned Movement during cold war days)

Sunday, September 10, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: africa,attitude,forgotten,history,leader
Michael Walker 03 March 2019

A balanced, fair consideration of Robert Mugabe, who has been vilified in the English press, perhaps unjustly. At 91, it is time for him to step down, no question.

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Rajnish Manga 03 March 2019

It is unfortunate that rulers just don't want to give up power and opt for voluntary retirement. They are cut off from the public and forget their aspirations in the changed world order. Thanks, Michael.

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Red Soul 18 July 2018

Politicians, nay, dictators like Mugabe are a disgrace on the face of earth. I really wish every dictator fell like Mubarak et al. A really well penned political poem Mr Manga. Thanks for sharing.

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Rajnish Manga 19 July 2018

It; s a pleasure getting amazing reviews on my poems. This one is no different. Thanks, Dear Soul. During the past four five decades, we have seen many kings and dictators brought down from their high pedestals to dust on the ground. Mugabe invited the wrath of his people and was removed unceremoniously.

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Robert Murray Smith 25 April 2018

Those like Mugabe find it hard to relinquish power. Eventually, he was forced to resign by popular demand.+++10

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Rajnish Manga 26 April 2018

Politicians just don't want to step down on their own. Last two decades have seen a number of such despots licking the dust. Thanks for your positive feedback.

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muntai patric 23 November 2017

sorry old Mugabe...we will always remember will never die to us

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Rajnish Manga 23 November 2017

Thank you very much for being on this page and sharing your sentiments about the deposed Zimbabwean leader. But you will agree that whatever happened was already written on the wall.

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Edward Kofi Louis 09 October 2017

Yes! ! He has to give way for the youth! To set an example for the young generation. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. Hitting the nail on the head!

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Rajnish Manga 09 October 2017

Thank you so much for supporting my views about the leaders who are outdated in terms of their utility (they are rather a big liability) to their countries. They must give their countrymen a reason to rejoice.

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