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Mimi Ni Mimi

Waniita mkomunisti
Waniita mkapitalisti
Waniita mnashinalisti
Na mimi ni binadamu tu,
Kwani hilo halitoshi?
 
Nchi zinajiwakia
Mamama wakiomboleza, wakilia
Tumbi ya watoto wakiumia
na maneno yote tunayotumia
            kuuana na kuangamia
 
Ewe mto
Tumesimama pambizoni mwako
machozi yakitudondoka
            yakichanganyika moyoni mwako.

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katy

Thank you so much for creating this website!

eric nzau(Speak Swahili)

This is a very good poem and it is the same as the original. So i am very Pleased
 

Timothy Kinoti M'ngaruthi

This poem is a true reflection of what the author underwent as a political martyr in the Kenyan regime that was. I am currently reviewing the author’s poems in his book ‘Chembe cha Moyo’ as part of my PhD research and I find his work quite rich. There would be no harm if all his poems were translated as appropriately as this one was.

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