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POEM: Ruthless ruin

08 Sep 2019 at 09:30hrs | Views
There was
A menace.  
A genocidist.  
A gukurahundist.
A wrecker of life itself.  
He possessed oppression.  
Brutality. Immunity. Iniquity.  

A real wrecker of a rich nation.
What a life and a foul lie he lived.
His legacy is not only a disgrace
But also a wreck and a hellhole.
Dissent he couldn't stomach. No.       
High was his heartlessness. Ego.
It knew no apologies but orgies.   

For all his vile, selfish decisions--
His failures, his sellout actions  
He had scapegoats, sycophants   
There was shamelessness in it
In his blame game: be it critics,
The opposition or the West or all
Sadly some fell victim to his foolery  
He was a cunning and cruel tragedy.   

Never frank. No. Ever power-hungry.
He sang of unity as a phony unifier.
He was no panAfricanist. Not at all.
He was a schemer and a divisionist.
The great grandstanding and bashing   
Of the West and 'detractors' didn't  
Translate into either a total of patriotism
Nor an epitome of panAfricanism. Fallacy.
Surely he was one of the foulest violators  
Of rights and dictators of modern times.  
Sanctity of life he disrespected stoically.   
The history books must be exorcised
Of lies and dishonesties otherwise history
Will not only judge a bunch of pretenders
And confusionists and denialists severely
But as facts' rapists and insensitive loyalists
Who ignore the reality of shallow mass graves
Whose orphaned tears continue to seek justice.  

Source - Ndaba Sibanda
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