Kenneth Maswabi

Gold Star - 15,056 Points (Maun, Botswana)

The Truth (Hurts) ... Or Shall Set You Free - Poem by Kenneth Maswabi

for decades they hid under the shadows of peace
pronouncing democracy with confidence
they preached to the masses of africa
in loud speakers they shouted
with songs and dancing they celebrated
drinking from the glass of stability
having held peaceful elections for eons
they drunk with impunity
stupefied by the sense of superiority
they allowed illusions and hallucinations
to conquer their senses with ease

the dark clouds came unexpected
kidnapping the skies without hesitation
threatening to unleash tyranny
with their thunderous bellows
they introduced themselves
with a whip of lightening
they brought terror to their hearts
with every passing second
they threatened to release the dogs
the pack of wolves ever ready
to gnash their teeth on the flesh of the innocents
spilling innocent blood for all to see
with impunity they will wreck havoc
spreading their cause
leaving a trail of rotting flesh

the heavens in their mercies
ever ready to answer prayer
came rushing to the rescue
waving flags in protest
white flags of clouds appeared
pushing and pumping
they delivered their message
the message of peace and harmony
love and reconciliation
that poured in silence
allowing life to emerge
and restoring hope
to both young and old
ushering a new era
where chaos is conquered by order
and unrest is settled by peace
in a court of democracy....

Topic(s) of this poem: africa


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, April 3, 2015


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