Mourning Mother

Gift B Muyayi

” We shall fight, come what may “

It’s a cold-winter day
We cannot and will not say
We have failed for we are on our way
We shall fight, come what may

Our Mother is sobbing
And our hearts throbbing
We tumble and rumble for justice
For patriotism’s sake,
Not malice

20th July down the memory lane, Mother lingers
They engulfed some of her sons and daughters
They murdered, they won, and they survived
Will this year not be a carbon copy of the year 2011?

No, not this time, Mother
Multiparty era resumed, Independence came
We will sack and assuage the feeling
Mother, we will glorify your name
Mother Malawi, guide us in the peeling