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Snail's Lament

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Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
Out in the dark

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
Out in the rain

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
Away from green
Grasslandhome

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
On muddy road

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
In innocence

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
Under man’s foot

Albert Chitsanzo

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Africa

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Dangling the follies of crossfire
Casting the mystery of presidential elections
Crossing the political forest of leaders
Panting in agony of persistent hunger
Winking at desertification
Dancing to the orchestra of unity governments
Gesturing warlords their destruction
Wallowing the wings of despair
Passing through this intertwined economic recession
I am yearning for a forlorn of harmony bloom

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Biography

Kalimbakatha Albert Chitsanzo is a Malawian poet who developed the interest of writing way back in primary school. Having his voice in print was his long-held desire. He has written numerous poems which have been published locally and internationally. On the international scene Snail’s Lament was published in The Penguin Book of Modern Poetry in 1998 edited by Gerald Moore and Ulli Beier. Africa Hunted was broadcast on South African Broadcasting Corporation in 2003.

In Malawi his poem Mangoes was published in 1993 in the standard 6 text book Primary School English Activities published by Malawi Institute of Education. Fiery Ball is anthologized in Unsung Song published in 2001 by Chancellor College Publications for O level students. Other poems have been broadcast in The Writers’ Corner Program on Malawian radio and Published in various Malawian newspapers. Albert is a founding member of Malawi Writers Union who uses his poetry to help develop a deep appreciation of literature in the minds of Malawian students.

Albert Chitsanzo

Biography

Kalimbakatha Albert Chitsanzo is a Malawian poet who developed the interest of writing way back in primary school. Having his voice in print was his long-held desire. He has written numerous poems which have been published locally and internationally. On the international scene Snail’s Lament was published in The Penguin Book of Modern Poetry in 1998 edited by Gerald Moore and Ulli Beier. Africa Hunted was broadcast on South African Broadcasting Corporation in 2003.

In Malawi his poem Mangoes was published in 1993 in the standard 6 text book Primary School English Activities published by Malawi Institute of Education. Fiery Ball is anthologized in Unsung Song published in 2001 by Chancellor College Publications for O level students. Other poems have been broadcast in The Writers’ Corner Program on Malawian radio and Published in various Malawian newspapers. Albert is a founding member of Malawi Writers Union who uses his poetry to help develop a deep appreciation of literature in the minds of Malawian students.

Snail's Lament

Enlarge poem

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
Out in the dark

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
Out in the rain

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
Away from green
Grasslandhome

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
On muddy road

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
In innocence

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
Under man’s foot

Featured Poem:

Africa

Enlarge poem

Dangling the follies of crossfire
Casting the mystery of presidential elections
Crossing the political forest of leaders
Panting in agony of persistent hunger
Winking at desertification
Dancing to the orchestra of unity governments
Gesturing warlords their destruction
Wallowing the wings of despair
Passing through this intertwined economic recession
I am yearning for a forlorn of harmony bloom

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (0)
  • Pride (0)
  • Optimism (2)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (3)
  • Reflection (4)
  • Captivation (4)
  • Peace (2)
  • Amusement (1)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (1)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (2)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Snail's Lament

Enlarge poem

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
Out in the dark

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
Out in the rain

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
Away from green
Grasslandhome

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
On muddy road

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
In innocence

Crumbled I die
Tortured I die
Under man’s foot

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