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Ocean

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Gentle, smooth,
Soothing breeze,
Nice roaring noise,
Fold your sleeves
Mighty giant ocean.
What makes you smile?
What brings you joy?
Laughter at all times,
Days, nights and infinity.
You never rest nor sleep.

Fangala faliya.

I see you moving, dancing,
Clapping your hands, shaking.
Underneath you provide to million
Siblings, you lend to the land and
Never pays you back.
Thunder, oh ! Great ocean.
Quench the fire following
Fugitives,
Cover the doors of pirating
Boats,
Sutain the life of those
Seeking healing,
Splash the waters
To praise your maker.

Fangala faliya

I sit here to ponder
This mystery,
Breathing peace and
Releif to my soul.
Saying,
Peace to the waters,
Rivers and oceans.
Peace to the land,
Hills , mountains and valleys.
Peace to the birds of the field.
Eagles and vultures of the
Air.
Peace to the jungle of Africa.
Lions, antelopes, cats and dogs.
Peace between enemies.
Government troops and rebels.
Peace between us.
Tribes, races, nations, ethnic groups
And religions.
Peace to mankind, humankind, womankind.
Peace to the world,
Peace to Africa.
Peace.

Fangala faliya ! Fangala faliya ! Fela.

Mwila Mambwe

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Lead me through Africa

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Assemble me the leaders and now,
tell me what they have done.
Gather for me the giants, and absolutely,
tell me what they have done.
i know, oh! yes i know that
every one of you wants to be
the African leader.
but first of all, lead me through Africa, and
tell me what you have done.

Can you sweep the footstep of your doors?
Clean at last the front of your yards,
before making the entire Africa spotless,
the whole Africa shall thus be clean.
Tell us what you have done for your village
before jumping to be the leader.
What now? but lead me through Africa.

Listen! crimes shines at the doors
of your parliaments and
it flows into the community,
murders begin in the courts of laws,
to continue in the townships.So what?
Tell us what you have done,
so that you lead us through Africa.

Everyone wants to pilot me Africa,
outlead first your home to its high,
before leading the African neighborhood.
this applies for you African leaders.
Correctly, show me the way through Africa.

till we meet.

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  • Inspiration (3)
  • Reflection (1)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (1)
  • Sadness (1)
  • Fear (1)
  • Jubilation (0)

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Biography

Mwila Mambwe sought refuge in South Africa, after fleeing the war-ravaged country of his birth. Originally from Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, his personal journey of strife and overcoming adversity finds expression in his poetry, most notably in the compilation Coming from the Struggle.

Mwila Mambwe

DRC

Biography

Mwila Mambwe sought refuge in South Africa, after fleeing the war-ravaged country of his birth. Originally from Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, his personal journey of strife and overcoming adversity finds expression in his poetry, most notably in the compilation Coming from the Struggle.

Ocean

Enlarge poem

Gentle, smooth,
Soothing breeze,
Nice roaring noise,
Fold your sleeves
Mighty giant ocean.
What makes you smile?
What brings you joy?
Laughter at all times,
Days, nights and infinity.
You never rest nor sleep.

Fangala faliya.

I see you moving, dancing,
Clapping your hands, shaking.
Underneath you provide to million
Siblings, you lend to the land and
Never pays you back.
Thunder, oh ! Great ocean.
Quench the fire following
Fugitives,
Cover the doors of pirating
Boats,
Sutain the life of those
Seeking healing,
Splash the waters
To praise your maker.

Fangala faliya

I sit here to ponder
This mystery,
Breathing peace and
Releif to my soul.
Saying,
Peace to the waters,
Rivers and oceans.
Peace to the land,
Hills , mountains and valleys.
Peace to the birds of the field.
Eagles and vultures of the
Air.
Peace to the jungle of Africa.
Lions, antelopes, cats and dogs.
Peace between enemies.
Government troops and rebels.
Peace between us.
Tribes, races, nations, ethnic groups
And religions.
Peace to mankind, humankind, womankind.
Peace to the world,
Peace to Africa.
Peace.

Fangala faliya ! Fangala faliya ! Fela.

Featured Poem:

Lead me through Africa

Enlarge poem

Assemble me the leaders and now,
tell me what they have done.
Gather for me the giants, and absolutely,
tell me what they have done.
i know, oh! yes i know that
every one of you wants to be
the African leader.
but first of all, lead me through Africa, and
tell me what you have done.

Can you sweep the footstep of your doors?
Clean at last the front of your yards,
before making the entire Africa spotless,
the whole Africa shall thus be clean.
Tell us what you have done for your village
before jumping to be the leader.
What now? but lead me through Africa.

Listen! crimes shines at the doors
of your parliaments and
it flows into the community,
murders begin in the courts of laws,
to continue in the townships.So what?
Tell us what you have done,
so that you lead us through Africa.

Everyone wants to pilot me Africa,
outlead first your home to its high,
before leading the African neighborhood.
this applies for you African leaders.
Correctly, show me the way through Africa.

till we meet.

How does this featured poem make you feel?

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

Ocean

Enlarge poem

Gentle, smooth,
Soothing breeze,
Nice roaring noise,
Fold your sleeves
Mighty giant ocean.
What makes you smile?
What brings you joy?
Laughter at all times,
Days, nights and infinity.
You never rest nor sleep.

Fangala faliya.

I see you moving, dancing,
Clapping your hands, shaking.
Underneath you provide to million
Siblings, you lend to the land and
Never pays you back.
Thunder, oh ! Great ocean.
Quench the fire following
Fugitives,
Cover the doors of pirating
Boats,
Sutain the life of those
Seeking healing,
Splash the waters
To praise your maker.

Fangala faliya

I sit here to ponder
This mystery,
Breathing peace and
Releif to my soul.
Saying,
Peace to the waters,
Rivers and oceans.
Peace to the land,
Hills , mountains and valleys.
Peace to the birds of the field.
Eagles and vultures of the
Air.
Peace to the jungle of Africa.
Lions, antelopes, cats and dogs.
Peace between enemies.
Government troops and rebels.
Peace between us.
Tribes, races, nations, ethnic groups
And religions.
Peace to mankind, humankind, womankind.
Peace to the world,
Peace to Africa.
Peace.

Fangala faliya ! Fangala faliya ! Fela.

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