Spotlighting Pan-African Poetry

Biography

A Rose Falling Whilst Blooming.

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The presence predetermines the future
Steps made from here leave a mark
If you want to be remembered,
Your story to be told for generations
Be incomparable, do the unforgettable,
Make the world bloom with your essence.

Let the love in your heart show in your eyes
Let your kind soul fill lips with smiles
Like the sun, fill the earth with your light
Bring back hope in people’s lives
Put together all missing pieces
Be the song that everyone listens.

Make history even though you may not see it
For it is an idea that makes all the difference
It is an idea that builds dreams and thoughts for the future
It is an idea that saves lives and bring comfort
Men may die but their ideas always prevail
For it is for a fact, that a great thought never fails.

If you want to change the world, first change yourself
Live by principles, stand by the decisions you make
For the presence predetermines the future
Steps made from here will leave mark
If you want to be remembered,
Your story to be told for generations
Be incomparable, do the unforgettable,
Be the rose falling whilst blooming.

Zuhura Seng’enge

Featured Poem:

Do Not Fear The Past

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Do not fear the past.
It is ugly
but it is ours,
Do not hold on to lies
That you were fed when you were young.
Learn the history of your people
Find the truth
to free your soul from evil
Learn the Qur-an
Learn the bible
Find the meaning of life and religion.
Do not fear the past.
It is painful
but it is real
Blood was spilt and people died
but love and unity had survived.
Learn the tongue of your ancestors
Reconnect with the roots of your blood
Find the knowledge
That was stolen
Find the life that was robbed from us.
Do not fear the past.
Embrace it
Let it teach you the wisdom of your race
Take its lessons and live by them
Own the identity that was erased.
Do not fear the past,
Do not hate it.
Do not fear the past,
Learn about it.
Let it teach you
Let it nurture you
Let it remind you, of who you are

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (6)
  • Pride (6)
  • Optimism (2)
  • Anger (4)
  • Delight (1)
  • Inspiration (7)
  • Reflection (7)
  • Captivation (1)
  • Peace (6)
  • Amusement (5)
  • Sorrow (1)
  • Vigour (3)
  • Hope (8)
  • Sadness (5)
  • Fear (3)
  • Jubilation (3)

Comments

  1. This is rily inspiring and am rily glad that a young lady like you have found something to channel your thoughts,inspirations and ideas to the future of Tanzanians

    Rwabizi Brighton
  2. This is amazing and inspiring. I wish for such talents to be supported even more and put out there for everyone to see.

    you started by age 12, i am glad you decided to come out and share your amazing talent with us. You are a star, the light to the world.

    Miss Business

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Biography

Zuhura Seng’enge is a fresh graduate from the University of Dar es salaam currently volunteering with Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA). She has been very inspired by literature (especially poetry) since her childhood. She wrote her first poem in primary school at age 12, and since then, poetry has always been her way of expressing herself and inspiring others . As a poet Zuhura has participated in events such as; The Woman Scream International Poetry Festival (2014 and 2015), The Swahili Carnival (2014) and the first Dar Poetry Festival (2015). Her dream is to inspire young people to use Art as a tool for change and development in their lives.

Zuhura Seng’enge

Biography

Zuhura Seng’enge is a fresh graduate from the University of Dar es salaam currently volunteering with Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA). She has been very inspired by literature (especially poetry) since her childhood. She wrote her first poem in primary school at age 12, and since then, poetry has always been her way of expressing herself and inspiring others . As a poet Zuhura has participated in events such as; The Woman Scream International Poetry Festival (2014 and 2015), The Swahili Carnival (2014) and the first Dar Poetry Festival (2015). Her dream is to inspire young people to use Art as a tool for change and development in their lives.

A Rose Falling Whilst Blooming.

Enlarge poem

The presence predetermines the future
Steps made from here leave a mark
If you want to be remembered,
Your story to be told for generations
Be incomparable, do the unforgettable,
Make the world bloom with your essence.

Let the love in your heart show in your eyes
Let your kind soul fill lips with smiles
Like the sun, fill the earth with your light
Bring back hope in people’s lives
Put together all missing pieces
Be the song that everyone listens.

Make history even though you may not see it
For it is an idea that makes all the difference
It is an idea that builds dreams and thoughts for the future
It is an idea that saves lives and bring comfort
Men may die but their ideas always prevail
For it is for a fact, that a great thought never fails.

If you want to change the world, first change yourself
Live by principles, stand by the decisions you make
For the presence predetermines the future
Steps made from here will leave mark
If you want to be remembered,
Your story to be told for generations
Be incomparable, do the unforgettable,
Be the rose falling whilst blooming.

Featured Poem:

Do Not Fear The Past

Enlarge poem

Do not fear the past.
It is ugly
but it is ours,
Do not hold on to lies
That you were fed when you were young.
Learn the history of your people
Find the truth
to free your soul from evil
Learn the Qur-an
Learn the bible
Find the meaning of life and religion.
Do not fear the past.
It is painful
but it is real
Blood was spilt and people died
but love and unity had survived.
Learn the tongue of your ancestors
Reconnect with the roots of your blood
Find the knowledge
That was stolen
Find the life that was robbed from us.
Do not fear the past.
Embrace it
Let it teach you the wisdom of your race
Take its lessons and live by them
Own the identity that was erased.
Do not fear the past,
Do not hate it.
Do not fear the past,
Learn about it.
Let it teach you
Let it nurture you
Let it remind you, of who you are

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (6)
  • Pride (6)
  • Optimism (2)
  • Anger (4)
  • Delight (1)
  • Inspiration (7)
  • Reflection (7)
  • Captivation (1)
  • Peace (6)
  • Amusement (5)
  • Sorrow (1)
  • Vigour (3)
  • Hope (8)
  • Sadness (5)
  • Fear (3)
  • Jubilation (3)

A Rose Falling Whilst Blooming.

Enlarge poem

The presence predetermines the future
Steps made from here leave a mark
If you want to be remembered,
Your story to be told for generations
Be incomparable, do the unforgettable,
Make the world bloom with your essence.

Let the love in your heart show in your eyes
Let your kind soul fill lips with smiles
Like the sun, fill the earth with your light
Bring back hope in people’s lives
Put together all missing pieces
Be the song that everyone listens.

Make history even though you may not see it
For it is an idea that makes all the difference
It is an idea that builds dreams and thoughts for the future
It is an idea that saves lives and bring comfort
Men may die but their ideas always prevail
For it is for a fact, that a great thought never fails.

If you want to change the world, first change yourself
Live by principles, stand by the decisions you make
For the presence predetermines the future
Steps made from here will leave mark
If you want to be remembered,
Your story to be told for generations
Be incomparable, do the unforgettable,
Be the rose falling whilst blooming.

Comments

  1. This is rily inspiring and am rily glad that a young lady like you have found something to channel your thoughts,inspirations and ideas to the future of Tanzanians

    Rwabizi Brighton
  2. This is amazing and inspiring. I wish for such talents to be supported even more and put out there for everyone to see.

    you started by age 12, i am glad you decided to come out and share your amazing talent with us. You are a star, the light to the world.

    Miss Business

Your email address will not be published.