Poem: Remind me – Craig Ngwenya

Remind me of my dictatorial deeds;
Remind me of my discriminatory acts;
Remind me of my intolerance to different beliefs,
That makes me betray my fellow citizens.

Remind me of my stereotypical behaviour,
That fills my mind with thoughts of segregation;
Remind of my egocentric terminology,
That shutters my soul of patriotism.

Remind me why I spend millions on a castle,
While my fellows are sleeping under a bridge;
Remind me of the voices that lament to me,
Hoping that, to them, my right hand I’ll stretch.

Remind me of my ignorance;
Remind me of arrogance,
That I think its confidence;
Remind me that I need deliverance.

Remind me of my unvirtuousness,
That has perverted our motherland;
Remind me of my corruptness,
That has subdued the courage and hope of the innocent ones.

Please remind me,
So that I can be better;
Remind me of my retrogressive steps,
That has crumbled to dust, the hope of my fellow comrades.

Remind me!

By Craig Ngwenya
‘The Fervent poet’
craiggngwenya@gmail.com
+263 78 364 9392

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Frank Byaruhanga is a human rights activist with years of experience in community dialogues, digital communication, advocacy and digital campaigns. He specializes in Media Relation Work, Management and Training with sufficient knowledge in Governance, Accountability, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth-led research, Content developer, Creative Activism, Social Media Management and documentary photography.

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