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Revolutionary by Kanjukia Kiyaa

 revolutionary i return

anything including omniscient

and perhaps with the jinx of a pen

it feels like a sorority blasting

but  hey..here’s struggle’s saga:

struggle heralding the advent of the mind’s rebellions

rebellions not easy to be entirely false

rebellions not shattered beyond redemption

rebellions not paralleled by schlerosis to much of what is most powerful in the concrete

revolutionary, i return

fighting for tears and blood

for only thise will suffice to underscore an importance

that i do not take apparent anti-imperialist words as bona fide intentions

so, the glare of struggles saga:

see me sniff out

various marriages of interest between

moral hypocrites and local traitors

who advocate a didatic mission, vision, obligation

and maybe a disposition of supposed democracy and liberalization

revolutionary, i return

as a nation tired of bloated politics

as a public scandalized by thinning employment claims

as a populace angered by high-soaring sophistry and opportunism

as a citizenry massacred by heightened beastly capacity

i present struggle’s saga:

shunning the hegemony of universals and still

knowing the sense of freakish idiosyncratic differences

revolutionary, i return

writing under various aphorisms

and though it may feel a little schizophrenic

i must say and reckon that

truthfulness can replace all kinds if epistemic concerns

so, here’s struggle’s saga:

amani haiji ila kwa ncha ya upanga

you have to excuse me for i bleed

i bleed from a political oppression with which

lies the climax of decline of the revolutionary expedition

revolutionary , i return

with a clever way to challenge the

current cult of unremitting mania for pessimism

in unity, lies strength

the strength of struggle’s saga the strength to free us

off gluttonous and selfish home-made and alien nurtured  leaders

the strength to rid dogma and implant pragmatism

the strength to punish patronage and reward merit

the strength to haul pessimism and cultivate infectious optimism

© Kanjukia Kiyaa

One comment on “Revolutionary by Kanjukia Kiyaa

  1. Ayoub Mzee
    March 16, 2012

    “in unity, lies strength

    the strength of struggle’s saga the strength to free us

    off gluttonous and selfish home-made and alien nurtured leaders

    the strength to rid dogma and implant pragmatism

    the strength to punish patronage and reward merit

    the strength to haul pessimism and cultivate infectious optimism”

    Deep and powerful words. Kudos Kanjukia for capturing the spirit so precisely.

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