Poem: After 20th

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We expect peace and harmony to prevail in the nation

We shudder at the thought of cadres reigning supreme on our streets

Armed with pangas to the tooth

Baying for the blood of perceived opponents

We expect rebirth of a vibrant civil society

We don’t expect civil society to be cowering in dark corners

Conversing in muffled tones

Over a myriad of government transgressions

We expect university students to access student loans effortlessly

University education shouldn’t be a preserve for the affluent

Government must be seen to be investing in its people

Folks in shanties equally deserve quality education

We expect civil servants to be allowed to retire with dignity

We shouldn’t wish to see them

Limping their way into retirement

After their dedicated service to the nation

We expect respect to be restored back to our chiefs

We don’t envisage government unleashing a battalion of paramilitary police

To encircle their palaces

And shushsushus eavesdropping on their phone conversations

We expect all tribes to be represented in government

We don’t expect a singular tribe devouring all the choice meat

And tossing the bones at the rest

God created each one of us equal

We expect the freedom our forefathers risked their lives for

To flourish to greater altitudes

Political parties must be allowed to interact with
electorates without restraint
To elucidate their alternative policies

Prince Bill M. Kaping’a

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2 Responses to Poem: After 20th

  1. Good

    Mass.
    January 12, 2015 at 4:56 am
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  2. The opposite is what you will see if you vote EL. We warned people about Sata whose violent background is well documented all over.

    Kingston
    January 12, 2015 at 10:53 am
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