Cry Beloved Zimbabwe Freedom
by Hasani Hasani
My name is Hasani Hasani. I am a Zimbabwean man. I have written my poem inspired by the events that took place in Egypt recently where the people toppled the autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
I feel that Zimbabweans are in the same situation as their North African brothers. In Zimbabwe we have suffered under the same despotic rule of Robert Mugabe who has misruled our beloved country for three decades.
If the people of Egypt can free themselves from the yoke of authoritarian rule, the same can also be done by us Zimbabweans.It is time to demand our God given rights of freedom.
Cry Beloved Zimbabwe
You were born out of the raging fire
Through blood, sweat and tears
Hoping to sow seeds of justice, peace and equality
You temporarily produced fruits
And you managed to feed Africa
Why are you now the begging everywhere?
Zimbabwe liberate yourself from dictatorship
Break the yoke of oppression
And build the tower of freedom
Run away from chaos and confusion
And repair your damaged fertile land
Ditch the dictator and appoint a true leader
Leave the dirty linen in the rubbish heap
And rejuvenate the farming
Renew your relations with the world
And oust the dictator likeYearn for another, era another life.
Cry beloved Zimbabwe Freedom poem Copyright © 2011 by Hasani Hasani All rights reserved
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