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I am so excited to share a part of this poem that is so close to my heart:- The political state of most African countries

Sisi wote tutamuinua tu yule wetu ilipia nasi tule... natunaimba yule ni kupe
Na wetu ni wetu kwa lugha si kwa wekundu wa damu
Wetu ni wetu kwa chaguo wa mola wake ni kama tulirogwa mahali
'Shika mkuki, beba panga mwambie jirani arudi kwao'... alafu twajidai twa jali tukiona picha katika runinga
Kioo cha jamii ni msanii wacha awafunge macho... kwa mziki na maneno ya ujinga ya kuwapumbaza
Sikio la kufa halisikii dawa
Milihoi wanaishi katikati yetu


We all will uplift our own so that we can also eat, and we call some ticks
And to us he who is ours is ours if we speak the same tribe not if his blood is red
Hold an arrow, carry a stone tell your neighbour to go back to where he came from'... then we pretend to be empathetic when we see the sad pictures on the televisions
The mirror of the crowd is the artist let him blind them
In songs and issues that are totally worthless
They will not listen
I tell you demons live amongst us!

This poem has been merged in some awesome Hip-hop by Jadekd cant wait for it to be ready.

© Namatsi Lukoye

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Moments... This is what the universe has decided to fill up my life with... Moments of what I could call love - and immense moments of pain -  as if to love the way I do is  a sin Now now Namatsi, please let go - the winds whisper as if they understand me Moments...
Pain... Trust me, this is a poem has escaped its prison It has broken chains, to see the light I never promised it I think my fingers have very big gaps -  when I think am holding so tight - it gets slippery and my stupid heart never reads the signs.... Dear Soul.... please let me not hold anything back when we talk about it Pain...
Dreams... Tell me - how do you love someone who is not kind to the soul? Why this person? what did they do to make you decide to hurt me like so? I wish I was casual with love as everyone else is. I have fought nations to hold you in my arms - all you did was smile and stab my back Tell me - why did you ever come back? My dear lovely heart - Break them all - leave nothing standing Dreams...

Angels Landing - for broken hearts

Poems like these come to me when I think about you Your eyes – they come when they meet mine Your lips – I feel  them when they curve in a smile  – for when they meet mine – I swear I travel to another planet - I don't know how to lie - trust this poem
Poems like are real – they are honest about the countless times you float my mind,  so I capture moments and freeze them in words - its just a gift you are the inspiration
As passionate as my poetry is – Poems like these hope that you have fire strong enough to hold them inside
Poems like these have been used They have had fights with false gods and demons too How you go read all I write for you and still treat them like its nothing! Don't you know that poems like these are fishhooked from the depths of my soul! Poems like these still come to me - they are nothing but angels landing

© Namatsi Lukoye