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Poem of the Year

PEACEMAKER

By: Jonathan Tafreg


Keep preaching your peace,

While people are fighting war,

One thing you don’t understand.


You want holy kiss,

Your mouth full of neither nor,

This too you don’t understand.


Your belly don’t miss,

You want us to suffer more,

But still you don’t understand.


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Jonathan Tafreg is a Tanzanian poet, singer, novelist, linguist and a teacher. He was born in 1985 and studied Bachelor of Arts with Education from Teofilo Kisanji University and graduated in 2015. He has taught English language in different schools and colleges across the country and has written dozens of books and pamphlets about English Grammar and Literature. He is the Pioneer of Tafreg Heritage English Academy.

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Join date : 2017-03-07
Date of Birth : 1985-10-04
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Post by Jo Africa on Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:31 pm

He came from nowhere,
Terrorizing the neighborhood,
Sucking blood of the less fortunate ones,
A monster of our own making!
 
His home looked much like a shipwreck,
The one that sank centuries ago,
Rusting down the bottom of a dream sea,
A monster of our own making!
 
His canines sharp like a razor blade,
Piercing into blood veins across the neck,
Of those paying for their offensive births,
A monster of our own making!
 
The people needed someone,
Someone to lead them to salvation,
Then the idea of democracy popped up,
A monster of our own making!
 
They sang and hold no to their applauses,
Whispering from tongue to tongue,
Praising free and fair elections,
A monster of our own making!
 
They had a party at the state house,
Plenty of wines and colorful women,
Signing treaties in private mansions,
A monster of our own making!
 
They called him a legend,
King of the poor,
The ones who exist only in his mind,
A monster of our own making!
 
They voted for him and yet,
He gave them hell in return,
As a parting kindness to bind them together,
A monster of our own making!
 
As they waited for the next election,
He pruned them down like tree branches,
Those who went against him,
A monster of our own making!
 
And they cried like starving babies,
Cursing all sorts of ancient curses,
At last they feared him even when bringing gifts,
A monster of our own making!

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